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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Overview)

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 in a monotonous voice.


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What causes Asperger syndrome?

What causes Asperger syndrome?

Nobody knows: I suspect there's a genetic component. One's early life experience may contribute. If we ever find out, there may be people signing up for it -- it offers major advantages, especially to focused scientists, technology types, and all who love books and things on which the mind can focus. Management is learning people skills, which comes with more difficulty but isn't impossible. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
326 doctors shared insights

Asperger Syndrome (Overview)

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 in a monotonous voice.


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Will I always have Asperger syndrome?

Probably yes: Depend on severity, you may remain high functional. Behavior modification can help you to overcome some of the difficulties in work and family situations. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Tip)

Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Work on improving communication skills along with physical motor skills. ...See more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Listen, listen, listen
once
Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

Yes & NO: It is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. Treatment often involves medication. It also involves behavior therapy. ...Read more

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At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

Pre 3 years: Abnormal eye contact, aloofness, failure to turn when called by name, failure to use gestures to point or show, a lack of interactive play, a lack of interest in peers. Some of these behaviors may be apparent in the first few months of a child’s life, or they may appear later.  problems in one of the areas of communication and socialization or repetitive, restricted behavior must be present by 3. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Tip)

Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Do provide the child with a highly structured format and behavior modification and support to reduce obsessive tendencies. ...See more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
Once
Use proper posture when performing tasks
Once
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What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

Related to autism: Asperger's disorder shares with autism a marked impairment in the ability of an individual to engage socially with others; it also typically is characterized by intense, sometimes quite odd, interests is specific topics or activities. It's major difference from autism is that language is relatively unaffected, which also means that most have normal or higher iq. It still can be quite impairing. ...Read more

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