Originally Posted by Demosthenes9
Cool, I see what you are getting at.
Would be proper to say that he suffered from Asperger's AND he also happened to be mentally unglued.
I think part of the problem is whenever they mention it, they mention the autism/Aspergers syndrome first, then the 'mental health issues' - almost like the former was cause for the latter, or related in some way.
Definitely did not do the autism community any favors.