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Doctor insights on: Asperger's Disorder Checklist

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Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Aspergers: Yes! they are a bit of a different breed. Here is my show on aspergers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds but be sure to buy this book on aspergirls. It is the best. http://www.amazon.com/aspergirls-empowering-females-asperger-syndrome/dp/1849058261. ...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 are the advantages and disadvantages of having the label asperger’s disorder?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the label asperger’s disorder?

Understandingt: Read look me in the eye by john elder robison to see how many of the behaviors and learning styles of persons with asperger's can be misinterpreted, often negatively. Labels also help you get accomodations at school and work under federal laws. You may also qualify for federal funding for therapy and medications, if you need them for adhd or anxiety. ...Read more

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What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...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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To what extent are conduct disorder and aspergers similar?

This may help: Aspies are troublesome because they really don't understand others; most want to be liked and to fit in & be good people but lack basic social intuition, haven't figured out that relationships are more important than being right. Conduct disorder is repetitive pattern of behavior showing gross indifference to the basic rights of others that a kid of the age should comprehend. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Sometimes, depending: Most people with asperger's syndrome do not have language delays, and are able to work and earn their livings. They do have difficulty relating to others though, and see the world very differently. There are varying intensities of these problems, and how much they interfere with social interactions. Any disability evaluation would have to consider these issues. http://tinyurl.com/nxtwc8c. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

Very different: With conduct disorders people often intentionally break rules and have delinquent behaviors. With aspergers they simply have quirky behavior and difficulty understanding social norms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between reactive attachment disorder and asperger's?

What is the difference between reactive attachment disorder and asperger's?

Totally different: Reactive attachment disorder is an impairment in the ability of young children to create and maintain a strong bond with caregivers; it arises from a mismatch in child needs and parenting style. Although children with asperger's disorder also have trouble connecting with others, the problem is genetic, with a decreased drive to socially connect plus odd, intense interests. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder, or is there no difference?

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 of this almost certainly will be changing in the next few years with the release of a new diagnostic manual. The proposal is to lump autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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