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Can asperger's be genetic. Husband has it and 22 month old son is 40% delayed in both communication & socialization. Started therapy >6 months ago.

Can asperger's be genetic. Husband has it and 22 month old son is 40% delayed in both communication & socialization. Started therapy >6 months ago.

Yes, but not always.: Autism spectrum disorders can definitely be genetic. It is recommended that all children with a new diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder undergo genetic testing. Only about 30% actually have an identifiable cause found. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is 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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What happens if one has asperger's syndrome are they classed as autistic?

What happens if one has asperger's syndrome are they classed as autistic?

Though many with a : prior diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome dislike it's being subsumed into the sole diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-IV, the change allows a more objective description of a person's functional challenges & capabilities for increased access to appropriate funding & services. It also emphasizes that the underlying core deficits are the same to varying degrees in all people with ASD. ...Read more

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Do I have asperger's or am I extremely shy? How does one differentiate the two?

Do I have asperger's or am I extremely shy?  How does one differentiate the two?

Aspergers: Shyness does not equate asperger's. But a licensed psychologist can help you figure out which is which. Here is a video overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What are the many symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How many affected people just have one or two symptoms?

Hard to say.: Asperger's disorder is diagnosed on the basis of persistent impairment in social interactions plus odd or restricted interests or behaviors. One must have at least 2 from a list of criteria related to social impairment and 1 related to behavior. These must cause persistent impairment in functioning, and overall cognitive functioning and language has to be normal. A single symptom isn't enough. ...Read more

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I scored too low on tests on internet to have aspergers. I was a nevrotypic but no one of my phsyciatist want to test me again. Can i grow out of it?

It's a continuum: The fact that you feel you have symptoms is where you should focus. Work on addressing the symptoms rather than applying a label or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Asperger's: can cause challenges in communication but they can be overcome to some degree. Difficulty reading the nonverbals and facial expressions of others may may putting your own feelings into words in response to theirs. Ask questions if you are not clear about what someone is saying and they you will be able to formulate a response better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will all my kids have aspergers syndrome id one already does?

Will all my kids have aspergers syndrome id one already does?

Higher Risk: If you have one child wtih asperger's syndrome, there is a higher risk of another child having similar problems compared to the general population. However, the chances are still much greater that your other children will not have the same problem. You would also want to be aware of an increased risk of adhd and anxiety-related problems in your other children. ...Read more

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My son was just diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, is there one specific source I should look or read for the best advice?

My son was just diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, is there one specific source I should look or read for the best advice?

Asperger's syndrome: Here are a couple excellent sources of info on asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.Htm http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/aspergers-syndrome/ds00551 the following source even includes games for brain training children with asperger's: http://www.Aspergers.Com/. ...Read more

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Help please. Could asperger's syndrome cause one to fake panic attacks?

Help please. Could asperger's syndrome cause one to fake panic attacks?

Anxiety: While anyone can fake an anxiety attack, people with aspergers have an underlying high anxiety state. They are less likely to fake an anxiety attack than have an anxiety attack in a stressful situation. ...Read more