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Asperger Syndrome And Lack Of Empathy
It is not: Aspies don't understand other people or why their odd behavior often provokes such bad reactions. By contrast, a sociopath is indifferent to the feelings of others and may get pleasure from making others unhappy. Aspies are educable and often grateful -- a treated aspie looks back with regret ; is often eager to do good for others. You can't reach a sociopath. ...Read more
Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?
Get Checked: Are those new symptoms or something you've experienced before?These sx could be a sign of many things, physical as well as psychological. I would recommend speaking to your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Additionally, find a mental health professional who can help you with learning to cope with the sx you describe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?
Aspergers: Aspergers and anxiety can and often do co-exist. Aspies can have a more intense fight or flight response than other folks. But they can also be more sensitive to their environments which can trigger anxiety (temperature, sounds, chane, etc...) here is autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aspergers: Research is suggesting spectrum kids may be awash in serotonin in utero. There is speculation that ssri's may not be the best route in treating some of the difficulties associated with the spectrum because there may already be too much serotonin. Hopefully, future research will clarify. This is my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
None are mild: The potential warning symptoms of later trouble are 1. Neonatal jaundice, 2. So-called "colic" and 3. Ear infections that are treated with antibiotics repeatedly. The earliest autism symptoms are a rather sudden change from normal mental development, e.g. Loss of speech, persistence of temper tantrums, hand flapping etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism signs/sxs: In children, red flags for autism/aspergers is diverse. Impaired social skills, speech & language & nonverbal communication difficulties, and inflexible behaviors are classic themes. In babies and toddlers: no-eye contact, smiles, response to name, following objects visually, reciprocal behavior, initiation or response to cuddling, playing with others or sharing interest/enjoyment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oh, my -- NO!: Whoever might have told you this is terribly misinformed. I wish you could have come along with me for over 30 years of treating terribly depressed and suicidal people. If you could know them and what they've been through, you would know in your bones that depression is an illness beyond their conscious control. Genetics and family patterns may prime them for this. Healing is still possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do those who have asperger's syndrome lack empathy, or is it just the the people with high functioning autism?
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
Insomnia, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, lose grip on reality, feel hopless, can't hold a conversation, trouble socializing, lack of emotio?
What are you doing: For treatment now? This lists you as having anxiety - but no more specific diagnosis, treatment or medications are listed. If you aren't getting professional help - please know that you don't need to keep suffering like this. Please see a psychologist for a form of talking therapy. Please see a psychiatrist or your physician for a medical workup to rule out medical causes ; for eval for >. ...Read more
What are the effects of lack of nutrition on the physical, intellectual, and social development of a child?
Can be: Clinical depression can involve a lack of joy or emotional blunting; it can also include a persistent and pervasive period of sadness, excessive guilt or apathy, difficulties getting motivated, poor concentration and energy, disrupted sleep, feelings of sluggishness or restlessness, social withdrawal, and/or thoughts of death. It is very treatable by seeking medical care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism in terms of intense interest in subjects?
IQ & language: Many studies have shown that the main difference between autism and asperger's disorder is overall intelligence and functional language. Matched for iq, there are few differences, which is why the next diagnostic manual proposes to do away with the distinction. Intense interest in a narrow topic can and does occur with both disorders but probably more commonly with asperger's disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?
See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more