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Asperger's Syndrome Symptoms In Girls
Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more
Asperger's: Asperger's is a type of developmental disorder related to autism. In it there are problems with social skills; difficulty initiating and maintaining conversation; odd or repetitive behaviors; unusual preoccupations or rituals; coordination problems; limited range of interests; highly skilled in a particular area like music, math, or computers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mix not all bad: Physical clumsiness, speech often rapid / mechanical. Ability to focus the mind on narrow topics far beyond most folks'. May be fascinated with utterly useless (train schedules, comics) or hugely helpful (math, science) areas. Amazing lack of social intuition, is sometimes a total jerk without meaning to be. World is confusing & frightening. You can't help by criticizing / exhorting. ...Read more
Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life with Aspergers: Live a good life now and in the future. It's not that symptoms get severe. It's about continuing to understand yourself and fill out those parts of your life that are difficult with support and skill building. Self-awareness is the key. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?
Delayed Development: Asperger syndrome (as) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior, problems with non-verbal communication, clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements, and limited or inappropriate facial expressions. As a relatively new diagnosis, it is often over diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there something more I can do to remedy my depression and insomnia symptoms? (I happen to have Aspergers Syndrome)
Many things: The best treatments for depression are medications, counseling and exercise. The more of them you do the more likely you are to feel better. Treating the depression may relieve the insomnia but here's some other ideas:no caffeine 12 hrs before bedtime, no electronics 3 hrs before bedtime, do not exercise just before sleep and do not take meds or eat 3 hours before sleep. good luck and feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My fiancee has symptoms of aspergers syndrome, would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) do anything for him?
Unknown: No medication is know to help with asperger's disorder; but, if he also has symptoms of adhd--poor focus, short attention span, restlessness--then a stimulant might help with those symptoms. Be warned, though: some with autism and related disorders respond quite negatively to stimulants, growing agitated and irritable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seek expert advice.: The specific signs and symptoms of asperger's can be shared by many other conditions, with various causes. It is very important to seek expert advice and expert evaluation to diagnose this condition with sensitivity and skill. Please, find a neurologist or a psychologist with experience with this condition. ...Read more
Asperger's syndrome: Actually, the process is pretty much the same as for a person without asperger's syndrome. Either you do like someone or you don't. We don't usually have good reasons, at least in the beginning. Asperger's syndrome is associated with many symptoms which impair social relationships, so it may be harder to relate, but in the end, you either really like them the way they are or you don.T. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: There's no pill / cure so whether it's even worth diagnosing is moot. Get help with social skills that others learn naturally. Choose a strength / endurance sport rather than a team / coordination sport. Your mind focuses amazingly; choose science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far. If you're good with being single / along, you're very fortunate. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get Evaluated : If you think you might have Asperger's, you could be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist that specializes in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders in adults. However, unless it's a problem for you, there's no reason to get labeled. It's unlikely (though possible) that Asperger's would first start to be a problem at your age. ...Read more
The two major areas of deficit in asperger's are problems with 1) social interaction and 2) stereotyped and repetative patterns of behavior. You can read specific details at the apa website
Not particularly: However, some people with this and similar disorders notice environmental factors like noise, room temperature, lighting conditions to a greater extent that most people and may find them distressing to a degree others do not. If by chills you mean being distressed by a room seeming cold to you this would not be a rare happening for people with aspergers. ...Read more
Aspergers: First take a look at this video to get an overview of asperger's. Then it will likely be clear. Main issues are social difficulties and trouble with change and transition. But it is all highly variable. Hope you enjoy the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Maybe: There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers. The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals. ...Read more
See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupations (obsessions) with certain topics; difficulties "reading" social cues and difficulties empathizing (sensitivity to other's feelings); in general, difficulties relating to others. Please, seek a specialist to diagnose this condition properly! ...Read more
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