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what is the difference between passive aggressive and aspergers?

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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 language. They tend to want friends but have lack pragmatic skills to manage them. Passive aggressive behavior reflects a with holing of cooperative interaction. Often this is negative behavior without aggression.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Asperger's is an Autism Spectrum Disorder, not an Anxiety Disorder.
Aug 29, 2013

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