Farrah Abraham’s Mother, Debra Danielsen, Responds To Farrah Diagnosing Her With Asperger’s Syndrome

Farrah Abraham and Debra Danielsen’s mother-daughter relationship has become so contentious that it was recently revealed that the pair is no longer even speaking to one another. But Farrah went a step further by telling Dr. Drew Pinsky on his podcast, This Life, that she believed her mother had Asperger’s Syndrome. She also said she no longer deals with her mother because of the unnecessary stress it causes her.

“I’ve researched so much about my mother that I think she has Aspergers and has some other things,” Farrah Abraham told Dr. Drew.

Surprisingly, Dr. Drew didn’t rebuke Farrah’s armchair diagnosis and actually agreed with the mother of one.

“I’m thinking there’s something really there that you’ve been pounding against your whole life and your mom isn’t aware it’s there and it’s of a psychiatric nature… Not psychological but more like biological and you’re wanting something from her that she just can’t do because of this biology. Am I on to something here?” Dr. Drew asked Farrah.

Farrah Abraham conceded.

“That is what it is. That’s what I know now and I’m done with conversations and I’m done with fighting the uphill battle,” she told him.

Dr. Drew responded saying that not only did he agree with the diagnosis, but that he was concerned she might have schizoaffective disorder. He, however, did state that he was not able to diagnose her because he was not her doctor and had not evaluated her, but that he was simply concerned for her.


Debra wasn’t too pleased with her daughter, Farrah Abraham’s choice of words and stated to The Ashley that she didn’t believe she had any of those issues.

“Generally, healthcare professionals, in particular, neurologists and psychiatrists are best suited to establish if an individual has Asperger’s syndrome and schizoaffective disorder.”

“I have been totally mentally, physically and emotionally healthy. Both Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicollini confirmed that on WEtv’s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Star Family Edition.”

The relationship between the pair has grown so strained that Farrah Abraham has stated that she and her daughter, Sophia, will not be attending her mother’s wedding to her fiancé, Dr. David Merz. She has stated it will be healthier of her to be happy for her from afar.

However, it appears that although Debra and Farrah Abraham are no longer on speaking terms, Debra is still hoping for the best for her daughter. In fact, she recently got into a mud-slinging match with Farrah Abraham’s on again, off again boyfriend, Simon Saran, calling him a “gold-digger” via Twitter.

She wrote about her estranged daughter, “Farrah deserves to have the best man available on this planet who cherishes her and my [granddaughter, Farrah’s daughter] Sophia.”


Debra revealed that she would prefer if Farrah Abraham was with someone like The Weeknd, whom she felt was much more suitable for her daughter.

“[I would like Farrah to be with] a kick-a**, ‘I know who I am, what I am’ kind of man with talent. Where she wouldn’t have to work all the time. She works very, very hard. So that’s what I’d like to see — I know that he’s with Selena [Gomez] and that’s great, but I would like to see her with someone very much like that. Somebody with a lot of talent that can express himself properly,” she said.

Farrah Abraham and Simon Saran have been making waves on the Internet with rumors that the pair had gotten engaged after her romantic 26th birthday trip to Jamaica. In a Snapchat story, Farrah Abraham showed herself and Simon Saran surrounded by a big heart made of lights, which made fans wonder if Simon finally popped the question. However, both deny that is the case.

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