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What are the tests for asperger's syndrome?

What are the tests for asperger's syndrome?

Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read more

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Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more

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How can an adult go about getting assessed for asperger's?

How can  an adult go about getting assessed for asperger's?

Start with primary: Unlike children in which the primary may be comfortable and able to do screenings and make the diagnosis adults will usually be diagnosed by a psychiatrist or neurologist. Your primary will be helpful in pointing you in the direction of a specialist who can assist. You can also contact your closest center for autism and related disorders ( card) to get a referral. ...Read more

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Which tests are done to see if someone has aspergers syndrome?

No tests required: It's made on the history and talking to the person. Most aspies are troubled & perplexed by their inability to fit in, and will welcome a chance to learn better social skills so that their advantages (strong science focus, etc.) can benefit themselves and others. The rapid mechanical speech and the failure at team / coordination sports also help. ...Read more

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Where would I go to get the adult testing for aspergers syndrome?

Where would I go to get the adult testing for aspergers syndrome?

Get knowledge first : Going to primary doctor and getting a referral for a psychiatrist with interest websites of university around u may have resources yale development centre and many other universities be selective in your choice too much information out there may not be scientific. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help an adult friend who i think has asperger's?

Is there a way to help an adult friend who i think has asperger's?

As an adult: Remember you are not a therapist, even if you were, people must actually want your guidance, it's not to be cured, and these folks' brains are wired differently. I suspect most adult aspies nowadays know of the entity, and value its many plusses. Cool kindness, invitations to events he might enjoy, and mild, infrequetn feedback ("i liked it when you..." "have you considered..."). ...Read more

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Is it possible that adult with aspergers have "flare-ups" of odd behavior?

Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for aspergers syndrome in an adult, say 25-30 years old?

What are the symptoms for aspergers syndrome in an adult, say 25-30 years old?

Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read more

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Most trusted means to obtain a diagnoses for an adult with suspected aspergers?

Any reason to?: Nobody really knows what asperger's is, it's diagnosed by criteria that a mental health expert knows how to apply, there is no specific treatment, and these people (who enjoy many plusses) get the most benefit from being educated about other people, leaning to observe and interact more skillfully with others. With no magic bullet to cure, perhaps kindness and understanding's what are really needed. ...Read more

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I might be suffering from aspergers syndrome. I want to take a test, where can I do this?

Psych. Evaluation : A psychiatric evaluation or psychological testing will help diagnose this for you. Good luck, . ...Read more

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