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Does Bones have Asperger's Syndrome? I read it in an article (where to find it online is in details) and thought someone else might have a bit more information such as if this is true, and if so what episode.

This is where I found the article. http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/07/13/autistic-licence/
 iluvhousemd posted over a year ago
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renrae said:
I do not think Brennan has Asperger's. the reason for this is that we are lead to believe that, as a younger kid, she was friends with other kids. As she got older she got more involved in science, and then was put into foster care. All of this probably led her to be less social, and it obviously shows, which, I think, could give an illusion that she has some kind of social impairment. It hasn't been confirmed in canon, so no one can really say for sure. But we know that Brennan can associate with other people if she is in the mood for it, often she just gets very exasperated at the other peron's lower intelligence and stops reacting. I just made her sound like a science experiment. That's my opinion, someone else might say she is.

I do think Zach has Asperger's. He seems genuinely impaired socially, and I've seen people say that he does have it. Can't say for sure.
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posted over a year ago 
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I agree. Brennan can actually be quite skilled in social relationships. She may not be a "people person" but I don't think it's a social impairment. However, the writers and Emily Deschanel have both commented that Zack most likely has Asperger's, so I think we can take that as canon. I've heard neither actor nor writer mention that Brennan has the same problem, though if they did, I would feel like it was overkill. Interesting article, but it doesn't have very good sources, nor, it seems, a very solid definition of what Asperger's is.
Cinders posted over a year ago
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Apparently I was wrong. Emily and the writers seem to think that Bones does have a form of Aspergers, but I would assume it to be VERY VERY MILD. I'm disappointed-- The writers did a great job with Zack and characterizing the disorder, but I think they just decided half way through to do it with Brennan. I'm sad now. (Source: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnists/ellen_gray/20070131_Ellen_Gray___Boreanaz_says__Bones__is_not_procedural.html)
Cinders posted over a year ago
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@Dragonclaws, I totally agree.
wodin posted over a year ago
wodin said:
I was married for 12 years and my wife had Aspergers Syndrome. Not mild either. Aspergers effects girls in a totally different way than men and they can form relationships and have mates. They struggle though and when young are seen as odd and kids can be cruel.

Thats why it's so difficult to diagnose girls when they are younger. My ex was 34 when she was diagnosed.

SO after watching Bones recently, yes she does appear to have Aspergers. Infact atypical for female with AS I feel.

You really can't compare male AS to female AS.

I'm now a single parent and bringing up my daughter who also shows signs but she is borderline.She is eleven.

Personally I think Bones portrays female AS very well indeed.

I watch it actually as it reminds me of my ex. I love Bones ways just like I loved them in my ex. Sadly though being in a relationship is very very hard. Especially my was due to violence and like many with AS she ended up resorting to drink.
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chrissytap17 said:
i dont think so
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