Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

difference between aspergers and sociopath

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Different motives: Here's a simplistic account from a non-psychiatrist who's seen a lot. Both treat others badly. Sociopaths are indifferent to the feelings of others, a ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Harkins
30 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
NO: Sociopaths are experts in human behavior and people with autism spectrum disorders are clueless about people.
2
2 thanks
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: While people with mild autism/asperger's disorder can be oblivious to the emotional responses of others and/or unable to predict emotional outcomes so ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Goldman
11 years experience Clinical Psychology
Asperger's is more: Although Asperger's involves social skills deficits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome#Social_interaction), that is only one aspect of th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not the same: Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with poor social pragmatic skills and difficulty 'reading' people's facial expressions and non verbal body ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jacobs
31 years experience Neurology
Degree: Under the umbrella condition termed pervasive developmental disorders, there is a spectrum of severity where the least severe condition has been refer ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Autism spectrum: Please refer to the following review.En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/autism_spectrum the autism spectrum or autistic spectrum describes a range of conditions c ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academica ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Autism spectrum: Autistic disorders, like many, if not most, other diseases and disorders, exist on a spectrum from milder to more severe. Asperger's disorder is a way ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
Autism spectrum: Autistic disorders, like many, if not most, other diseases and disorders, exist on a spectrum from milder to more severe. Asperger's disorder is a way ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month