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Adults With Aspergers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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