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why do people with asperger syndrome turn to self harm

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
There are two: Things that you need support for, aspergers as well as self-harm. Please see your doc for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Delayed Development: Asperger syndrome (as) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, soci ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Depends on age: Many with Asperger disorder know they are different from others, although it may be hard to them to pin down exactly what the dfiference is. Especial ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Aspergers: In most cases yes if they receive the support necessary to become independent, including family, friends and professional assistance from qualified me ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Answers: I am not quite sure but there is increasing awareness of the positive aspects of bipolar. This is probably, on the whole, good. It is also true that i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Many types of people: The lack of empathy has to do with difficulty processing information. This can be the case in any pervasive developmental disorder . For anyone who h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, see below: People with down's syndrome (trisomy 21) have genetically impaired intellectual function, i.e., low iq, and are also at greater risk to develop alzhei ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Excessive blushing: People normally blush when they get excited, angry or embarrassed. Blushing can be triggered by scpicy foods, alcohol or hot temperature. Excessive bl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wil Ausborn
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
A common disorder: Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. According to national institute of mental health, 6.7% of a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Curiosity: Circus sideshows embodied curiostiy and quirky spirit. Human nature finds colorful, different and exagerated promises interesting enough to pay and wa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Looking for answers: We want answers. What is it, why did it happen (so we can avoid it in the future) and can it be fixed?Conditions with poor explanation like autism or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They can work with a: Behavioral therapist to substitute à more social-acceptable, less noticeable movement. Depending on their intellectual ability, they may also learn s ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Kids with bipolar illness tend to have aggressive tendencies and cruelty to animals is one sign of indiscriminate aggressive acts with lack of remorse ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: people confuse love with addictive relationships.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
What do you mean: Autism has such a wide spectrum of presentation that is a hard question to answer. Individuals who are non verbal are not going to be able to live the ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Indirectly possible: But since depression may be associated with lung disease, this would be the cause for crying and lower pain threshold not directly related to the dise ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: If the patient rude to the office staff or physician, does not follow medical advice or does not pay office medical bills physician can discharge pati ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Some ideas: People don't care about a particular diagnosis; they do care about your intentions rather than your disability. Aspies have trouble being diplomats in ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Everyone different: While many people with Aspberger's Syndrome are more comfortable with a specific routine to stick to, flexibility depends on the individual in questi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Best Dr. Diagnoses: There are some Questionnaires that patients can fill out, but the true diagnosis is best made by a one on one examination form a trained Psychiatrist. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be auto ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Williams
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Narcisstic Tx: This is a tough assignment. There really is no treatment for anyone who does not want treatment no matter the disorder. It could be this or any addict ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Compassion: I regret that these days it's hard to sense human interest from providers of all services. You may find it's even worse for overweight women. A therap ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Great question: My feeling is that Asperger folks are much less TELEOLOGICALLY oriented in their thinking on life & its problems. That means everything that happe ... Read More
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