Diagnostic Criteria for Neurotypical Spectrum Disorder

Are you or is someone you know hyper social? It could be Neurotypical Spectrum Disorder.Read below to find out more and follow #NTDiagnosis

Neurotypical Spectrum Disorder           999.00 (F97.0)

Diagnostic Criteria

A.      Persistent over-activity in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts.

1.       Insistence on social-emotional reciprocity, ranging, for example, from constant social approach and early adaptation of back-and-forth conversation; to encourage sharing of interests, emotions, or affect; to a constant seeking to initiate or respond in social interactions.

2.       Over awareness of nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, ranging, for example, from integrated verbal and nonverbal communication; to eye contact and body language or overestimation in understanding and use of gestures.

3.       Early onset in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships, ranging, for example, from ease adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; may engage in sharing imaginative play, easily make friends without assistance. Also may show an over interest in peers.

Specify current severity:

Severity is based on social communication impairments and restricted repetitive patterns of behavior (see Table 2).

B.      Enjoys a wide range of interests, or activities, with a difficulty focusing on one task through completion, as manifested by at least two of the following, currently or by history (examples are illustrative, not exhaustive; see text):

1.       Lack of repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech (e.g., simple motor stereotypies, lining up toys or flipping objects, echolalia, idiosyncratic phrases).

2.       Insistence on variance and flexibility, dislike of routines, or ritualized patterns or verbal nonverbal behavior (e.g., no distress at small changes, ease with transitions, lose thinking patterns, aversion to rituals, need to take new route or eat different food every day).

3.       Highly flexible, fluid interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus (e.g, weak attachment to or preoccupation with others and socializing).

4.       Hyporeactivity to sensory input or lack of interests in sensory aspects of the environment (e.g., apparent indifference to pain/temperature, indifferent response to nature, specific sounds or textures, lack of interest in smelling or touching of objects, shows no visual fascination with lights or movement).

Specify current severity:

Severity is based excursiveness of of social communication and fluid, overly flexible patterns of behavior (see Table 2).

C.      Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (but may not become fully manifest until demands exceed limited capacities, or may be masked by learned strategies in later life).

D.      Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.

E.       These disturbances are not better explained by other disabilities or illnesses.

Note: Individuals with a well-established DSM-VIII diagnosis of Communitive disorder, Socialem’s disorder, or other hyper-social disorder not otherwise specified should be given the diagnosis of Neurotypical spectrum disorder.



How would an Aspie diagnose a “Neurotypical” person if the tables were turned. Just for fun. I hope this peace bring thoughts and a smile. It is not intended to be offensive in any way.

With Love,



45 thoughts on “Diagnostic Criteria for Neurotypical Spectrum Disorder”

  1. I must apologize. I tend to take things I don’t understand literally as if it is real. So, I must ask: Is this real? Are there people like this, or something made up?
    I don’t have reader’s eyes, and it’s also 5:05am here so my brain is not for understanding these criteria. I apologize if I miss the joke.
    Please regard me kindly.
    I feel so lost and part of me wants to run from the comment box screaming. sigh Story of my life as it is. I kindly thank any kind retorts to my query.

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    1. My dear friend, no apologies required (I was worried some who are more literal may find confusion). My gut told me to elaborate yet I did not. “Neurotypical” is aspie slang for “normal brain people”. This is a joke as if Autistic people talked about “normal people” in a pathological way the way they do about us. 😉

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      1. AH! So cool! I feel much better now! I get it. It’s really funny now and I can’t stop smiling. When I was reading it, I was thinking about how much it sounded like the so-called normal minded person; something I don’t find too fond considering the hell they put me through as I grew up. Reading all you have had to say, they have hurt you as well. I wish for equality but none-empathetic “normal people” don’t like such things.

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  2. too convincing, anna 🙂 in their quest to label anyone and everything as nuts, im afraid this one was too easy to believe…

    my reaction: “what the? oh no, …please be satire… mm-hmm… gah! anna!” nicely done though. just about perfect. dont let them find it, itll be in dsm-vi for sure!

    another satirical preview from dsm-vi:

    “hasd spectrum disorder: [formerly known as autism]
    * was previously professionally disagnosed, self-diagnosed as autistic/aspergers, or shows more than 3 aspects of asd from dsm-v
    * thinks they are “autistic” or “aspie”
    * believes that “autism is a real condition”

    i mean, thats what 6 will look like; if it continues on the trend that 5 started. also im guessing dsm-vi will be an app, and for $2 can be upgraded to have farmville.

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  3. Okay, I’ll admit that for a second I was a little annoyed that some people had this and I didn’t! lol As I was reading I was thinking “Isn’t this pretty much a “normal” person? In other words “not me”?”. No one is harder on ourselves than ourselves. Very well written. I think you should write the next DSM manual.

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  4. The idea of an NT spectrum reminds me of the Aspie quiz at rdos.net where you get an Aspie and an NT score. The last time I took the quiz I got Aspie:183, NT: 15 (as well as I remember).

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  5. Reblogged this on the silent wave and commented:

    This is a wonderful post, written by the author of one of the first comforting, supportive blogs I found once I started on my Asperger’s/autism journey around 10 months ago. Part hilarious satire and part unabashed truth, it ricochets off the walls of both my gut instinct and my cognitive reasoning, resonating as 100% accurate and 110% funny 🙂 Thank you for the permission to reblog, Anna! 🙂 ❤

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  6. This is funny! Thank you.
    When I was a wee one, I was always puzzled and much annoyed by neurotypicals and their preoccupations with inane….stuff. Like, why were they wasting their time on meaningless garbage, when there’s science to be done? I dunno. Your lampoon gave me a much-needed chuckle.

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  7. May I suggest the following (tongue-in-cheek) addition to the “diagnostic criteria”:

    Lack of Theory of Autistic Mind, defined as the inability to understand and identify the thoughts, feelings and intentions of autistic individuals. Manifested by projecting one’s own neurotypical thoughts, feelings and intentions onto all others, resulting in severe miscommunication. In extreme cases, may react to severe miscommunication by having a Neurotypical Meltdown.


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