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Poll: Do you have another cognitive disorder?

No 27 29.3%
Yes 12 13%
ASD (Autism) 6 6.5%
ADHD/ADD 8 8.7%
OCD 1 1.1%
ASD & ADHD/ADD 4 4.3%
Depression 24 26.1%
Other 10 10.9%
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TOPIC: Do you have another cognitive disorder?

Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #63

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I will obviously have not included all potential answers, if you don't want to specify what you have, please just tick yes.

By all means select other and elaborate further.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #263

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I don't have another cognitive disorder but I do have a lot of autistic traits, whenever I have done autism quotient tests or similar I always come out higher than neurotypical but not autistic . My eldest does have ASD and I can see a lot of the traits that I have come out in him just to a higher degree. So I haven't voted in this poll
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #266

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I am diagnosed dylexic but i am seriously doubting this diagnosis i was always sceptical but as i read more of your stories i am realising that the root is aphantasia not dyslexia.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #595

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I am autism spectrum, though I do not fit the mold perfectly so it went un-diagnosed for a long time, well that and the diagnosis when I was a child was unheard of in my area. Wish I could remember a link, there was a great article on the "hidden autistics" those of us who manage to hide it and fake it, often to the detriment of ourselves.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1226

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Had problems with depressions, considered to have some asperger-like traits in my personality. In my profession (software development), it's more or less seen as the norm to be somewhere near the autism threshold.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1274

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I have a confirmed diagnosis of prosopagnosia. I always considered my lack of a "mind's eye" to be just part of my face blindness.

Many of the posts I've read on this forum indicate that some of you may also prosopagnosia.

Y'all need to go take the famous faces test on the faceblind.org web site to see if you also have prosopagnosia.

Face Blind test.

From their web site:
"On our previous version of this test, the average person with normal face recognition was able to recognize about 85% of the faces they were familiar with. If you missed more than half of the faces you were familiar with, this may indicate face recognition difficulties."

I've taken this same test many times in the past and am starting to remember the names. One of the famous faces I knew when we were teenagers, which was before I lost my mind's eye, and while I did not recognize her, I correctly guessed her identity. In spite of that, and a few other lucky guesses, I only got eight correct out of 30 famous people.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1275

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93%, so no no prosopnagoisa for me. It's really interesting how much our aphantasia seems to differ. I wouldn't be surprised if there's several different versions with different physical/psychological backgrounds.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1276

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100% though it was not always instant name recognition, the facial recognition was immediate. So going back to me being very good with faces, but not always great with names.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1281

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I got 86% so don't have a problem recognising faces.
I have dyslexia I find writing difficult because my brain works too fast for my hand to cope with the information. Reading big blocks of script is hard because
it jumps about on the page. I love words and I play scrabble everyday online in 4 different leagues.
I find sitting still for a long period of time hard I am always on the go. Even at night I have to check my son every 3 hours so don't get much sleep. I have to check to see if he is breathing and check his stoma bag not because I have OCD :)
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1296

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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1299

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Nathan Buzby wrote:
100% though it was not always instant name recognition, the facial recognition was immediate. So going back to me being very good with faces, but not always great with names.

Same, knew the face, couldn't always get to the name as quickly though
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1306

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Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 5.
You were familiar with 29 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 17% correct.

if you recognise but cant put a name to it does this count as recognising or prosopnagoisa
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1311

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phoenixmoon wrote:
Out of 30 faces, you correctly identified 5.
You were familiar with 29 of the people in this test.

If we exclude the ones you were unfamiliar with, you got 17% correct.

if you recognise but cant put a name to it does this count as recognising or prosopnagoisa

That is an extremely strong indication of prosopagnosia. I recommend exploring this further. There are now three of us on this forum -- You, Steve and me -- that we know of thus far.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1314

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the description confused me because as soon as i see the name i knew i knew the person just could not put name to face. the tiny bit i have read seems you dont recognise them even if known to you . seems i have more reading to do
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1386

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Although not diagnosed(it is scarcely recognised in the UK) I fit quite well the criteria for non verbal learning disorder which has similarities to aspergers. I also fit quite well a dyspraxia diagnosis.
I have much better verbal than non verbal/visual spatial ability and struggle with constructional/manual tasks. I also have executive functioning difficulties NB organising and planning.

Given that I have never received help and support for those things, and don't expect to unless psychiatry becomes more holistic in the future, they are just things I have to live with. At 58, with the damage done, it's all too late anyway.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1387

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On the face test 25/30 4 were familiar but I couldn't put a name to them and one was unfamiliar .Score 86%
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 8 months ago #1691

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I doubt ASD or AHD are related to Aphantasia.

I have both to some degree and so does my son but he has good mental imagery.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 6 months ago #1921

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I am great at recalling names to a face even if I have only met that person one time and quite a long time ago. I have shocked many people due to this ability. I will say that up until a few years out of high school (I never attended college) I had a very bad memory and I worked at getting it better with audio tapes and books, practicing skills throughout the years. I am glad what I have accomplished and it very well be my superpower B). I will say though I would have a difficult time recalling the color of someones eyes along with hair length or style (male or female) unless it was a features that was particularly striking like attractive eyes, red hair, super long or no hair. I would make a criminal sketch artist very upset and possibly cause them to lose their job. LOL.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 5 months ago #2197

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My name is Liberty. I have been diagnosed with ADD, Depression, and Anxiety. I'm sixteen. I got a 10% on the face blind test.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 5 months ago #2285

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I also have low latent inhibition.
In case you're curious, I have a 133 IQ.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 4 months ago #2316

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Depression and anxiety
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 4 months ago #2318

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I'm autistic, and I have prosapatnosia. I knew I had no minds eye well before there was a single word for that, and I assumed my not recognizing faces was part of the not having a minds eye. Not necessarily implied by it, but a piece that's probably related when both are present.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 4 months ago #2319

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46% on the face blind test. So yeah, I'm not completely useless with faces... but I do struggle with remembering them.

I also have multiple sclerosis, which isn't exactly cognitive in itself I don't think, but can sometimes have cognitive symptoms.
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 4 months ago #2399

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Thank you Thomas for the survey.

I voted before, but may have been wrong in not including Autism and Dysgraphia ( just self diagnosed today)

As my personal definition was different, (never looked it up before but I knew what an Autistic person was)( well I thought)

:cheer: Idea is to included a short meaning for each condition, the point being we only know what we know. At 60 I never thought I had Autism

Just the same as I say I have (which I have ) Hypospadias, yet my wife doesn't know.
Thanks again for the survey
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Do you have another cognitive disorder? 3 years 2 months ago #2668

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I'm bipolar and have PTSD. My son who also cannot visualize has ADHD, dsylexia and dysgraphia.
I do not see things in my mind and I'm okay with that.
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