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The Feeling's Unmutual : Growing Up with Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed) - William Hadcroft

The Feeling's Unmutual

Growing Up with Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed)

Paperback Published: 15th September 2004
ISBN: 9781843102649
Number Of Pages: 240

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'Recently the phrase 'Asperger Syndrome' became part of my vocabulary. It explains all the things my psychologist could not.'
Will Hadcroft

What makes the Asperger child immerse himself in such things as Doctor Who and The Incredible Hulk? In this honest and entertaining autobiographical account, Will Hadcroft links his obsessive TV series fixations to eventually being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. He describes drawing comfort from identifying himself with heroic individuals or fictional characters, and the liberating effect of an accurate diagnosis for someone who felt 'out of place' and didn't know why.

This original and highly readable book offers a fresh insight into the experience of feeling unmutual', or misunderstood and how this can result in bullying at school and in the workplace, escalating into social phobia, paranoia and obsessive behaviour. It amply illustrates some of the more subtle expressions of the Asperger condition and provides an accessible introduction to those new to AS.

"'Recently the phrase "Asperger Syndrome" became part of my vocabulary. It explains all the things my psychologist could not.' - Will Hadcroft"

A Day at the Office (with Asperger Syndrome)p. 9
A Slight Cerebral Pause, 1970-74p. 19
Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers, David Banner, Blake's Seven, the Doctor and Me (Oh, and Primary School), 1974-80p. 25
Birth of an Obsession, 1980-81p. 47
"I Hope It's Not Like Grange Hill", 1981-82p. 53
"William's a Bit Slow", 1982-83p. 67
"Why are you Weird?", 1983-86p. 88
The Real World, 1986-87p. 120
The Vomit of a Tormented Soul, 1988-90p. 130
Simple Babylon, 1991-92p. 153
Carol Catherine - The Making of Me, 1993-95p. 171
Introducing Will Hadcroft, 1995-97p. 188
Pursuing the Dream, 1997-2002p. 202
Anne Droyd and Century Lodge: The Dream Come Truep. 223
The Pieces Fall into Place, 2003p. 226
Diagnostic Criteria for Hadcroft Syndromep. 232
Websites Devoted to My "Specialist Subjects"p. 234
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ISBN: 9781843102649
ISBN-10: 1843102641
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th September 2004
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.39