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Doctor insights on: Adults With Aspergers

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

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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Can you tell me how adults with Asperger syndrome behave?

Can you tell me how adults with Asperger syndrome behave?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disoder in a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. . ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Depends on symptoms: There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth trying. Learning how to interact with people and to understand their responses can make life a lot easier. Many psychologists have therapies focused on this goal. ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on symptoms, some medications are helpful. ...Read more

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Which substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Insight: To my knowledge, no medication, and especially no herbal / "pop" remedy will touch Asperger's. The key is to learn about other people, how to read them, how to relate to them, how to capitalize on your intellectual gifts and power to focus, how to find a sport that's right for you (strength / endurance, not ream or coordination) and how to be happy in a world where there are no quick fixes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can an adult with asperger's syndrome ever be misdiagnosed with OCD instead?

Definitely: This happens less often now because of increased awareness of as. But, many teens and adults with as end up seeing doctors not because of the social problems but because of severe, impairing obsessions and repetitive behaviors. Those not familar with as well may focus just on those symptoms. Fortunately, the treatment is the same with or without as. ...Read more

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Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

They could: Depending on the severity of the autistic symptoms; including the degree of intellectual impairment and communication difficulties, even adult patients can continue with these classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to graduate HS & college & have asperger's without ever being diagnosed? Any resources for adults w/ asperger's?

Is it possible for someone to graduate HS & college & have asperger's without ever being diagnosed?  Any resources for adults w/ asperger's?

Absolutely: Many aspees do very well in academic settings and excel in technical and scientific areas. Deficits may go unnoticed or be compensated for in ways that dont show up until enter workforce or adult relationships. Resources and support are more available but not easy to find. Start with an individual counseling ...Read more

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What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?

What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?

Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living . ...Read more

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