A 30-year-old member asked:
can you die from asperger's syndrome? would you have a shortened life span?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kimberly Erway answered
19 years experience Psychiatry
Nope.: Asperger's syndrome is a high functioning form of autism which affects an individuals communication and their development of social skills. Understanding of others emotions may be a challenge. Many individuals with asperger's are intelligent and successful, however they may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships.
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
Dr. William Holmes answered
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
No and Possibly: Asperger's syndrome does not cause death, and it does not directly lead to a shortened life span. However, people with asperger's tend to have trouble with lack of awareness of their environment, so it is possible that this group of people may be at a higher risk of accidents, some of which could be life-threatening.
Answered on May 19, 2017
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