Vladimir Putin: Russian Leader with Asperger’s Syndrome

Through December 2016, I will be writing several comprehensive posts about my experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome that will be shared with my college course blog. Access to this blog is only available to my Washburn University students and professor.


With one week away from the elections, here in America are you surprised of hearing this, our Russian leader, Vladimir Putin has ASD?

While this news is not new as most of the results for this came out in 2015, how confident are you with his decisive actions as the leader?

Want to play a role-playing game very quick?  Let us just say I had become the “Designated Survivor” in 2017, similar to the ABC new hit series starring Kiefer Sutherland.  Becoming a president almost instantly while President Trump or President Clinton and the whole U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate were under the rubble of the demolished Capitol, having to deal with the aftermath of losing all those elected officials, plus take on the greatest role as president.  For me having ASD I would have the biggest – no – the world’s massive panic attack meltdown.  Luckily, I am super far away from being that called person on the list in January 2017.

During 2008, the Pentagon ran a study, and the hypothesis of Russian President Putin has ASD.  Brenda Connors, an expert with Movement Pattern Analysis with the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  Connors states that Putin shows neurological abnormality.

However, researchers cannot say the theory about Vladimir Putin, as they were not able to perform a brain scan.  The University of North Carolina Professor Dr. Stephen Porges with the Health Services Department says, “Putin carries a form of Autism.”  Both Connors and Porges state that when Putin makes any executive or judicial business, he prefers a quiet location, which shows signs of having ASD or autism.

This leads me back to the first questions, could YOU trust a sitting president with Asperger’s Syndrome or autism?  Could they handle a great decision of declaring war or going to Def-Con 1?  I am sorry I do not think that judgmental decision could lie in my hands.