Will I ever be the same?? If it is not an imminent emergency but you believe the patient must be hospitalized, work through resistance by talking about how a program can benefit recovery. We are social beings after all and as the great Robert Merton said, we get our self-image in part by the way others see us. There are occasions when they will be able to hear feedback, and also moments when the most appropriate response is mirroring and empathic understanding. They make judgements based on your physical condition because they have confidential information regarding your health history and have been trained to do physical examinations and be aware of a serious medical condition you could possibly have such as a serious heart problem or a deterioration of your vision that leads to blindness. This is an affliction - mental illness and It's more common than I thought after 30 years and surviving an Aspie marriage - without divorce, going to jail; compromising my relationship with the Most High; and creating a happy world of my own -- deserve a ribbon or something - we are all imperfect and have to put up with us as well - but this Aspergers is no joke!