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What is asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
ASD: Asperger's syndrome falls into autistic spectrum disorder. It does not have language and cognitive delays. There are more social interaction problems, cognitive behavior therapy can help you.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 24 years experience
This is my take. Autism spectrum AND Aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/Xg1Ngp1nGds
Apr 6, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A non-disease?: Asperger's is being dropped as a diagnosis among most mainstream physicians. The focused mind's a gift if wisely used. The real question is whether you can learn to do something that's harder for you than most other people -- read other folks, relate to them, interact more easily and naturally. This can be taught by today's methods -- and who wants a diagnosis of a mental illness?
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 24 years experience
This is my take. Autism spectrum AND Aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/Xg1Ngp1nGds
Apr 6, 2013
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Mild autism: There's no pill / cure so whether it's even worth diagnosing is moot. Get help with social skills that others learn naturally. Choose a strength / endurance sport rather than a team / coordination sport. Your mind focuses amazingly; choose science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far. If you're good with being single / along, you're very fortunate. Best wishes.
Dr. Eliezer Schwartz
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www.Aspergersyndrome.Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Find a psychologist: to make sure this is the correct diagnosis. If it is correct, find a therapist/and or coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Eval: A referral to a reputable neuropsychologist for testing for Aspbergers disorder would be a good idea. After the testing is complete to ascertain whether or not you have Aspbergers or anything else, a list of recommendations is made by the neuropsychologist of the bestcourse of action, and how to proceed.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is asperger's syndrome like?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're different: Working chemistry problems is more fun than a rock concert. No people-sense; even reading faces takes learning & conscious effort. Parties and team sports play baffle you. Coordination skills come hard. The most successful aspies -- and i've known a few -- apply their mental focus to something useful, learn to say only nice things & become useful, well-liked & even "fascinating.".
Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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They get nervous about social situations and can be bright. They get thrown by new situations and need more encouragement for that scenario than others.
Jul 13, 2014
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is asperger's syndrome diagnosed?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Clinically: Asperger syndrome, like autism, is diagnosed by clinical observation and feedback from family and teachers. There is no link to vaccines and parenting style does not cause Asperger or autism. Look for behavioral aspects; a strange fascination with mundane objects, stereotyped or ritualistic movements, or a lack of social interaction.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Any cure for asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Unfortunately no.: Like most illnesses, asperger's syndrome is a life long illness that we can manage, liike high blood pressure or diabetes, but cannot cure.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there any cure for Asperger syndrome?

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Dr. William Holmes
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
No Cure: There is no treatment that will "cure" asperger's syndrome. However, there are a variety of non-medication therapies that can help people to improve their communication and socialization skills, which are usually impaired in asperger's. Also, medications are sometimes used to help deal with other problems that are often seen with asperger's (anxiety, ocd, adhd, for example).
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if I think I have asperger's syndrome?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lucky you!: Asperger's / high functioning autism is a continuum and since there's no magic pill to make it go away, there's not much point in acquiring a label as an adult. Why not ask instead, "How can I make the best use of my intellectual gifts & my ability to focus, improve my social skills, learn to read people and talk to them better, choose activities I'm good at, & be happy?" Embrace who you are.

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