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i need your expertise, is asperger's syndrome real?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes.: Not sure why you would ask that question?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How is asperger's syndrome diagnosed in humans?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 24 years experience
Questionaires: Mainly based on scoring answers on standardized questionnaires focused on asperger's symptoms.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 24 years experience
This is the best approach to assessment. http://youtu.be/g7ke5D_115E
Feb 3, 2013
A 24-year-old member asked:

Can people with asperger's syndrome have selective mutism?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Why not.: All of these "problems" exist on a spectrum. You can have asperger's, but be just as functional -- and able to choose your own particular form of "resistance" (i.e.: "mutism") -- as your non-asperger's friend.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
I have worked with several children who have both Asperger's Disorder and selective mutism, but in some ways it it not as common as one might think it could be.
Feb 3, 2012
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A 18-year-old member asked:

What are Asperger disease?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Mild autism: Asperger's syndrome has symptoms including decreased ability to socialize, getting stuck on one or a few topics and possibly clumsiness. It is thought to be an autism spectrum illness.
A 24-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Asperger syndrome: Is a mild form of autism.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barth answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Autism spectrum: Long list of symptoms (patient can exhibit some and not others). Typically it affects social interaction: difficulty forming relationships, poor eye contact, repetitive gestures, withdrawn, inflexible routines, etc. Do not have mental retardation or delay in verbal language development. Restricted obsessive interests. Aka high functioning autism. This website has more http://www.Aspergers.Com/.

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