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Asperger's Syndrome
A lot of people have been asking me about Asperger's syndrome and some of my experiences with it and some of the conditions. This is largely because, on the internet at least, I seem to be good at hiding it. Most people I meet here don't know that I have Asperger's syndrome unless I directly tell them. I do have it, but what exactly does it mean? First off all, please don't use this as a way to diagnose yourself. If you think that you have Asperger's syndrome, depression, or any other mental condition please see a licensed psychiatrist. You cannot self-diagnose mental conditions. (Hmmm... I kind of have that symptom sometimes, I MUST have this disorder!) Asperger's syndrome is known as a high-functioning autism, and as such many of the symptoms are similar, and yet, in some ways it's very different.
The most notable symptoms of Asperger's syndrome come from issues with social interaction. Most people seem to notice this because there are a lot of people claiming to be an asshole on the
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My thoughts on Autism Speaks
Someone on tumblr the other day asked me what I thought of the organization Autism Speaks. Being someone on the autism spectrum they wanted to know if I had special insight to the matter. For those who don't know, I have Asperger's Syndrome (which is apparently classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It doesn't really matter, a change of the name doesn't change the condition all that much). If you want to specifically know what that's like, you can read what I wrote here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/journal/Asperger-s-Syndrome-509576015
What I'm going to say about certain topics may get into the area of controversy (not about the organization. Most people in the autistic community, from my experience, do not like autism speaks) so you'll have to bear with me. But no I don't like this organization and I don't support what they do. They harm the lives of autistic people much more than they help and we're going to be talking about quite a few of their controversies. In fact, they've don
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holy shit I haven't updated this journal since last summer ended. and boyo a lotta shit's gone on since then.
Basically a big reason I haven't updated is because well the only person who ever actually looked at these has disappeared from this website and I wasn't ready to talk about all I'd been going through quiiite yet.

Basically since September my OCD came back and came back HARD. I won't go too into detail about what exactly my OCD tended to fixate on (that's the part I hate talking about).

The reason it came back was, as I eventually realized, because of my school. I had been hit with three rejections in a row in the beginning of the year, and that sort of sent me spiraling into the kind of panic attack that I haven't had in YEARS. Spent pretty much the entire first semester getting random anxiety attacks and trying not to cry over them in the middle of class. 
I go home early for Thanksgiving break after a particularly bad one. Psychiatrist switches me from Zoloft (which, prior to the OCD coming back, had been working great without a single problem for 4 years) to Prozac. After that, rode out the last three weeks of the semester, but at this point the Prozac wasn't doing much.
Winter break comes. I start getting really bad anxiety in the mornings that eventually tapered off a bit by afternoon. In early January I go from 10mg to 20 to see if it helped (it did). Also, I finally got cast in something at my school. I was hoping that that would help with the OCD (spoiler: not really)
First week or two back at school in January my goodness. I get a terrible terrible anxiety attack and end up having to go home for a weekend.
But that weekend honestly was the best thing that's happened to me since this whole thing started.
We got to the root of my OCD problem: I was feeling trapped at the school I was at. As soon as my parents and I came to that conclusion, everything made sense. 
My brother and sister are graduating high school this year, and they've both committed to a college in Tennessee. 
After I finish this semester (only one more month to go as of writing this), I'll be tagging along with the two of them and transferring down there myself.
As for the show I'm in, it's a really really small ensemble part and I almost feel like I was cast out of pity. Show runs from the 11th to 15th, but hey at least it's funny and I do get to do some fun things.
Also when I transfer I'm switching majors. I started realizing that if I don't get some sort of theater or acting job (which is unlikely anyway), my degree will be pretty much useless. So I'm switching to animation. I've always dreamed of being a voice actress or creating my own cartoon anyway. Plus, it'll be easier to find a job too.
Happy to report that at this point, my OCD is like 99% gone. Haven't had an anxiety attack since...January? February? Sophomore year has been easy work-wise and insane mentally, but I'm ready for a change.
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jlaperch
Emily
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
Currently attending college in Tennessee, originally from Connecticut.
Animation student and aspiring voice actress. Dream is to work for Rooster Teeth.
Born December 12, 1998.
19 years old.
INTP.
Aspie.
I play a bit of piano, guitar, and bass. I sing as well.
Huge fan of Big Time Rush, South Park, Game Grumps, Rooster Teeth, The Monkees and Hatoful Boyfriend.
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Happy 17th birthday jlaperch!! :iconcakelickplz::cake: Have a great day, Emily. Keep being cool! :meow::dance:
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