Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1247
  1. Iain McClure, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist (
  1. Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria

    Luke Jackson

    Jessica Kingsley, £12.95/$17.95, pp 224

    ISBN 1 84310 098 3


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    Imagine feeling like an alien. Someone speaks to you, but you can't listen, unless you avoid eye contact. If you look at them, you can't “read” their face. You can't control your own, so you look bored when you're interested. You speak and want to tell them all about computers. They switch off, because they want to discuss varied topics. They find your voice monotonous. You don't realise that you're boring them, unless they tell you. …

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