Originally Posted by dreama
It's quite simple really. Asperger syndrome was not on the list of disorders until 1990's.
I was born with asperger syndrome in 1970. My parents had the problem with diagnoses. I had the problem of being punished for things that I couldn't help.
I was born with Asperger synrome 20 years BEFORE asperger syndrome was recognised as a viable condition.
Then you were no doubt diagnosed with something else that met the diagnostic criteria for the symptoms that you manifested. Hindsight is 20/20.