However, I'll admit, this quotation describes me perfectly. I have done - and continue to do - every one of the activities Dr. Nichols mentions. I mimic, I watch, I camouflage. I study, I practice, I learn. It is a constant struggle, it requires constant analysis, and it means that my brain is always "on." For years, I was exhausted from analyzing everything and trying to make sense of the world. I was anxious any time I had to be around people, because it became a job to try to understand them. When I am very frustrated, I communicate only in sign language or by writing. I have experienced depression for years.