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could well be an asperger. Poor guy.
Why wouldn't he be able to go out for a run? He was athletic.
Maybe he needed something even more? Something to scare him silly and reorient his compass? I know for myself that if I don't work out hard enough or tire myself out (in a good way) then I become restless and moody. That is why I do really bad on airplanes. I just end up sitting there and when I arrive late at night at my destination I'm not tired at all.
I know this is a pretty old topic, but without getting too personal, I have a lot of exposure to people with mental disabilities in my life.
There is a sort of trend in diagnosing famous historical figures that are socially awkward and highly intellectual with aspergers. The point of diagnosis like aspergers are to get people with mental disabilities the proper support that they need, behavoral therapy of some sort almost always helps, sometimes drugs can be a great help, and it helps people more easily understand the best way to help somebody with aspergers.
In fact, by the time someone with aspergers is an adult, they can often learn how to cope with their natural lack of social skills to such an extent that they're nearly indistinguishable from a normal adult (although I can generally pick up if somebody is aspergers by how they talk).
I know a man that works in customer service has people RAVE about how great he is at working with people, despite the fact he has aspergers (and few people know it), because he tries several times harder then anybody else to really get to know his customers and make them as comfortable as possible. This is actually very tricky for someone with autism, as you naturally have diffuculty reading social cues and problems with short term memory (remembering names and faces), but I certaintly know it's possible.
This diagnosis of historical figures with autism is never going to be completely accurate, and spreads the misconception that anybody with aspergers is going to be an oddball for life, and also stereotypes them a bit. One of the major reasons behind diagnosing someone with aspergers is to of an aspergers diagnosis is to give them the tools and training to flourish in any social situation if they need/want to. Labelling everyone that's awkward as aspergers doesn't give credit to the incredible amount of work some aspergers people put into social skills.
P.S. Don't misinterprit what I say to mean that you can be "cured" of aspergers or anything like that, aspergers people always think a bit differantly then others, but some are crafty enough and lucky enough that they can trick you into thinking they're natural social geniuses.
As ive said before...Fischer had asparagus soup.
Oh to add to my other point, aspergers does not NEARLY explain all of fischers problems, such as the paranoia and the trust issues that he had, nor does it completely explain his natural genius. Those with aspergers may naturally have SOME of the skills that make up a great chess player, but not all of them.
Fischer didn't have as many problems as chess.commies make out.
he had no problem learning chess, no problem beating his opponents to a pulp, no problem with opening his mouth and letting all the pain out.
not too many problems there dudes
I don't think anyone claims aspergers explains all of Fischer's problems. Many people with aspergers are very functional and productive.
I am Bobby's fan. I am an Asian and did not know the actual social life in the US. Sorry if my writing derailed. I saw the HBO documentary and understand it. I dont know whether he has mental illness of some names. What i can say is in the 50s,60s,70s, it is a very different invironment. Kids dont have much things to play with compared today. Not have much attention from parents so do are other kids and also in Asian countries and much worst.
Bobby found chess and intend to be good at it and i think its normal. And chess found him to be brilliant. I saw Bobbys ways of studying and analyzing chess moves is amazing. He is a different kid already and chess has becomes his life. I think he has no other better things to do that makes him what he had become. The last part of his story is to me very understandbly.
Every person formerly diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome is now "cured"
Did Bobby Fischer have a condition that would have been subsumed into "autism spectrum disorders" today? is now what this thread is.
Maybe there is another syndrome which Fischer had. But he had somethink. )))
Not quite, those currently diagnosed with autism are going to now be diagnosed with "autism spectrum disorder", aspergers is not being removed from the DSM, it's being put under a differant category. So they're not getting cured, their disability is just getting renamed. This is politically controversal, but scientifically consistant, as most evidence is showing that autism and aspergers are one the same with differing levels of severity. Aspergers is already widely recognized to be "on the autism spectrum".
Regarding the DSM5, Internet use gaming disorder is being added, so I think a lot of us are going to start being diagnosed as mentally ill!
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