SOCIAL IMPACT OF ASPERGERS SYNDROME
Asperger syndrome may lead to problems in social interaction with peers. These problems can be severe or mild depending on the individual. Children with Asperger's syndrome are often the target of bullying at school due to their idiosyncratic behavior, precise language, unusual interests, and impaired ability to perceive and respond in socially expected ways to nonverbal cues, particularly in interpersonal conflict. Children with Asperger's syndrome may be overly literal, and may have difficulty interpreting and responding to sarcasm, banter, or metaphorical speech. Difficulties with social interaction may also be manifest in a lack of play with other children.
My conclusion? I have plain, old-fashioned Schizoid disorder. I wonder if Dr. Putchakayala is aware that psychoanalysis is useful in the treatment of Aspergers?