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Can people with asperger's syndrome be asexual?

Can people with asperger's syndrome be asexual?

Yes: Most, but not all individuals with asperger's syndrome appear to have a relatively low sex drive; some, however, actually become preoccupied with sex. Social relationships are typically quite difficult for the individuals, and the drive to connect romantically with another person may seem too overwhelming to consider. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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Can people with asperger's syndrome have selective mutism?

Can people with asperger's syndrome have selective mutism?

Yes: It can be difficult to disentangle at times, but individuals with asperger's syndrome can also be quite anxious and one symtom of that may be selective mutism, where they speak only in the presence of certain individuals and specific "comfort zones." in my experience, it is not a common combination, and it is more usual that they are shy and anxious, rather than completely mute. ...Read more

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Do autistic people or people with aspergers have personality disorders or are they neurodivergent?

Do autistic people or people with aspergers have personality disorders or are they neurodivergent?

Who's counting?: "neurotics" are troubled. "personality disorder" people are troublesome. Cyclothymia's moods are cruel. The autism spectrum disorder folks are equally hard for the rest of the world to understand, & these individuals often suffer terribly. But a wisely-focused aspie who learns to be a diplomat becomes useful and likable. Not everything a pathologist or psychiatrist describes need be "disease". ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

None at all: These are synonymous terms. The "formal" diagnosis is asperger's disorder. Syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that co-occur and help us identify a disorder. All this will change may 2013. The new diagnostic manual (dsm-5) lumps autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Many of the social: conflicts are similar, but each family is different. It is very hard to cope with both the manic and the depressive states that people who suffer from bipolar experience. There are support groups for family members to help them learn the best ways to deal with the illness. Family therapy can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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Are people with ADHD more violent?

Are people with ADHD more violent?

ADHD: Adhd with violence in a youngster warrants evaluation for possible co-existing mood disorder. ...Read more

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Who are some celebraties with histrionic personality disorder?

Who are some celebraties with histrionic personality disorder?

Hard to say: Superficial guessing about such a thing would not be fair to anyone. And i hope you'll understand that most ethical doctors maintain the privacy of any patients for whom they come to a working diagnosis -- even those who are celebrities. ...Read more

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Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Are children with Down syndrome clumsy?

Down syndrome: It is not at all uncommon to see clumsy behavior in children with down's syndrome. ...Read more

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Are people with androgen insensitivity syndrome intersex?

Are people with androgen insensitivity syndrome intersex?

Variable features: Androgen insensitivity may lead to a normal looking female or, with partial insensitivity, testicles may be present. If a female, she will be infertile. Go to pubmed health for more detailed information. ...Read more

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What percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married? Who do they marry?

Unknown: As far as i'm aware, those statistics are not known. The percentage for autism would be much lower than for both asperger's and for the general population. I wouldn't be surprised if the percentage for asperger's was similar or only slightly lower than the general population. ...Read more

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What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?

What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?

No relationship.: "gifted" refers to performance on standardized IQ testing, which is designed so that "average" is an IQ of 100 and, depending on your definition, 1 to 3.5 percent are in the highly superior range. Individuals with adhd, on average, are not more likely to be intellectually gifted than those without adhd. But, when matched for iq, those with adhd may perform less well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are people with aspergers psychopaths?

No relationship: Folks with asperger's syndrome have no greater chance to have conduct disorder than the general population. People with the syndrome struggle with personal relationships, but not to the extent that aggressive behavior becomes involved in conduct disorder (the old term of psychopath is no longer used). The environment is also important and may support inappropriate behaviors from children. ...Read more

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Do kids with asperger's syndrome have problems with language?

Do kids with asperger's syndrome have problems with language?

Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read more

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Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Are people with hypotonia hyperflexible?

Depends on tendons: Most joints are stabilized by tendons, which both direct and limit the possible motions of the joint. Muscle tone can contribute to limitation of joint range of motion but hyperflexibility is dependent upon ligamentous laxity, not floppy muscles. ...Read more

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Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Definitions change: The original term was "idiot savant." the reason these rare individuals are of such interest is that often their overall capabilities, what most of us would think of as intelligence, is quite low, and yet in one or two specific areas, they have skills vastly superior to the average population. The term "autistic savant" is now preferred, but mental retardation usually is a part of the picture. ...Read more

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Are people born with ocpd?

Are people born with ocpd?

Probably not: The research indicates that of the personality disorders, OCPD is probably on the low end in terms of genetic heritability. It's probably about 90% environmental (read: experience) factors. ...Read more

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Are people with munchhausen syndrome difficult to deal with?

They are very: difficult to care for. Physicians want to help people to be healthy. So it is quite frustrating when someone has the opposite goal. ...Read more

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Do those who have asperger's syndrome lack empathy, or is it just the the people with high functioning autism?

Many types of people: The lack of empathy has to do with difficulty processing information. This can be the case in any pervasive developmental disorder . For anyone who has not had their needs understood and met optimally may have some difficulty with empathy. ...Read more

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Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more