LOL because those people throw around incorrect psychiatric diagnoses all the time. Jesus, if I had a dime for every patient I saw in school given an incorrect psychiatric diagnosis by some mid-level on the outside I'd be a rich man.
he fits the criteria appropriately, you must not be very good and diagnosing.
he has marked impairment in social interactions, he moves while in conversation, rubs himself and goes on one sided monologues. He has the typical high voice and uses his friend as a tool, ie to film him. He has no understanding of social boundaries. His interest is intense in focus and he is obsessed with it. He clearly is stimming throughout his videos.
And here's Aspergers (which apparently was taken out of DSM-V):
[The following is from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM IV]
(I) Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:
(A) marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interactionCheck
(B) failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level
(C) a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interest or achievements with other people, (e.g.. by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people)
(D) lack of social or emotional reciprocitycheck
(II) Restricted repetitive & stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:check
(A) encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focuscheck
(B) apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or ritualscheck
(C) stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g. hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements)check
(D) persistent preoccupation with parts of objects
(III) The disturbance causes clinically significant impairments in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
(IV) There is no clinically significant general delay in language (E.G. single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years)
(V) There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self help skills, adaptive behavior (other than in social interaction) and curiosity about the environment in childhood.check
Now does Jason Genova really fit these criteria? About the only trait he has is being obsessed with bodybuilding and thinking he's going to be a professional bodybuilder. But hell, one could say that's a trait of mania (he did mention he was being treated with a bipolar drug) or maybe he just has a delusional disorder.
he is clearly not in a mania, he is on the spectrum. PDD-NOS or asperger's. I would bet money on it.
he is not adhd
he is not bipolar
he does not have rett syndrome
he does not have childhood disintegration disorder
not classical autism
no clear personality disorders
a delusional disorder is the only other thing I can see in him. He has social impairment, when the guys are joking with him in one video he takes it literally (another sign) and goes into a meltdown. He is constantly rubbing himself and stimming, I have witnessed this in clinic. I have had kids who's only real symptom was communication and poor social interaction. PDD-NOS also presents very oddly. He also repeats himself over and over, saying the same things. It's a specturm disorder I would bet money on it.
good luck with school.