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Wires crossed, short circuiting

Postby DanielleP » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:28 pm

Wondering if anybody's ever heard of this. On occasion my husband will think something and think that he's saying it, but he's not. We discovered this because he claims he told me something, but he didn't or he will pick up his conversation with missing information. When we've tried to backtrack and figure out why we're not communicating he will claim he said something that he really only thought.
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Re: Wires crossed, short circuiting

Postby Holodeck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:30 pm

I don't know the issue, but I would definitely seek a specialist. Perhaps a neurologist might be something to look into.
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Re: Wires crossed, short circuiting

Postby seabreezeblue » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:07 pm

I think it's important here to figure out if this is a theory of mind issue, or a memory issue.. does he literally believe he's said something because his memory is dodgy (ie; he meant to say it but forgot and then forgot that he forgot), or does he believe that you know what he's been thinking, because he has difficulty in understanding that other peoples thoughts are separate to his own?

A speciaiist would definitely be helpful.. you've mentioned in another thread that he has FAS..(?).. has anyone explored an autism spectrum disorder as a differential diagnosis at all? (or perhaps even as a comorbid issue). xx
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Re: Wires crossed, short circuiting

Postby DanielleP » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:05 pm

I suspect he has Fetal Alcohol Effects because his mother told me she drank while she was pregnant with him. I never thought of it being related to memory. He was tested by a neuropsychologist and has a low working memory and some deficit in short-term memory. It is upsetting if I point it out to him, but it also helps me to cut him some slack knowing he can't help it.
He was tested for Asperger's and she said he might have a little of that too. He's actually brilliant about fixing things and he's quite an artist.
Now that he is aware that he does this I think he slows down and tries to process his communication more accurately. It seems that it's hard to get an exact diagnosis of cognitive issues and that they can overlap. Like, his mother's drinking could've caused the Asperger's too, not sure.
He's not interested in any more testing and counseling although I wish he would.
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Re: Wires crossed, short circuiting

Postby seabreezeblue » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:26 am

Is he super friendly and lacking in impulse control.. or is he quite reserved and finds social stuff difficult? (or neither of those..)

Has he got any of the physical markers for FAS?
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Re: Wires crossed, short circuiting

Postby DanielleP » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:18 am

Super friendly and lacks some impulse control. I think he has very mild facial characteristics. He gets by quite well, but sometimes I get frustrated with it.
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