Younger Brother Colin

My brother Colin is 17 and was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome focusing on OCD. As a child he didn't speak til age 3, wet the bed til age 8, and performs rituals of blowing, tapping, twirling and singing to this day. His obsession is on magic and magical woman. He is convinced he can turn himself into a woman. Is this ASD, or ASD and schizophrenia?? If i don't blindly agree with his delusions he lashes out at me, tell me what a terrible person I am. His autism has taken a toll on me. Growing up so close in age to him, I have a certain degree of "survivors guilt" for turning out normal. I have self sabotaging tendancies because of this. I also have anger problems because I could never be angry with colin for his disability.
katyliz17 katyliz17
18-21, F
4 Responses Jul 11, 2010

i am new to this website, but my experience is very similar, although my brother is older than me..even so, i am clearly more mature because of his asperger syndrome. He also has aspects from OCD and performs rituals. Your brother is convinced he can turn into a woman? Well, my brother is convinced he is a cat from another planet (some sort of feline world with no humans) and that we are his "so-called family" but he is trapped in a human body or something, he doesnt really want to talk about it. i guess deep inside he knows its not true, but tries to escape from the real world that way? what do you think? please write me back, i have a very hard time dealing with my brother...

i am new to this website, but my experience is very similar, although my brother is older than me..even so, i am clearly more mature because of his asperger syndrome. He also has aspects from OCD and performs rituals. Your brother is convinced he can turn into a woman? Well, my brother is convinced he is a cat from another planet (some sort of feline world with no humans) and that we are his "so-called family" but he is trapped in a human body or something, he doesnt really want to talk about it. i guess deep inside he knows its not true, but tries to escape from the real world that way? what do you think? please write me back, i have a very hard time dealing with my brother...

i am new to this website, but my experience is very similar, although my brother is older than me..even so, i am clearly more mature because of his asperger syndrome. He also has aspects from OCD and performs rituals. Your brother is convinced he can turn into a woman? Well, my brother is convinced he is a cat from another planet (some sort of feline world with no humans) and that we are his "so-called family" but he is trapped in a human body or something, he doesnt really want to talk about it. i guess deep inside he knows its not true, but tries to escape from the real world that way? what do you think? please write me back, i have a very hard time dealing with my brother...

i am new to this website, but my experience is very similar, although my brother is older than me..even so, i am clearly more mature because of his asperger syndrome. He also has aspects from OCD and performs rituals. Your brother is convinced he can turn into a woman? Well, my brother is convinced he is a cat from another planet (some sort of feline world with no humans) and that we are his "so-called family" but he is trapped in a human body or something, he doesnt really want to talk about it. i guess deep inside he knows its not true, but tries to escape from the real world that way? what do you think? please write me back, i have a very hard time dealing with my brother...