Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Aspergers

Everyone knows several people who are just slightly ...off in social situations -- a bit socially inept, uncomfortable with chitchat, often sort of oblivious to the social cues in a normal situation. I know that this is often related to mild Asperger's, a which syndrome on the autism scale and usually manifesting as problems with social behavior. Estimates of how many people are affected run from 3-71 people per ten thousand. It affects males much more than females.

I found a link to an interesting (if completely non-scientific) questionnaire to determine if you have tendencies to Asperger syndrome, with information on some of the social effects. I'm always a sucker for a questionnaire, and I scored a 12. Hm.

1 comment:

mcewen said...

There's a lot of it about! Autism, that is to say. Glad you had fun with the questionnaire.
Cheers