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difference between being shy and aspergers

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Torem
Specializes in Psychiatry
No, it is not true: There are many reasons why people are uncomfortable talking to new individuals; being an introvert, being shy, social anxiety disorder is also a poss ... Read More
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A 43-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 53-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
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A 53-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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
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 39-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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Impairment: Most of us are shy in at least some settings. If you are shy but it doesn't interfere with how you live your life, don't worry about it. It shyness ... Read More
A 42-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 38-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 46-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

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