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Adult Diagnosis Aspergers
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?
Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adult 41 years old, having a lot ( almost all) of aspergers symptoms, felt different all my life, why pay 600$ to have someone telling me what i know?
Aspergers: Please see the official website at www.Usautism .Org for the specifics. In essence individuals with this disorder have difficulty understanding the emotion of others. They have above-average intelligence but their social disability hurts their overall function. Please seek help if you or someone you care for is burdened with this disorder. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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