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Doctor insights on: Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Test

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What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?

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 more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

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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How does a doctor test to see if a child has Asperger syndrome?

How does a doctor test to see if a child has Asperger syndrome?

Multiple ways: Your physician will gather information from you, your child's teachers via a form such as vanderbilt. Also, your provider will observe your child's behavior during a consult. In addition, help can be sought from a developmental specialist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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How many Asperger syndrome forms are there?

How many Asperger syndrome forms are there?

Only one form.: Asperger's disorder has only one "form, " but the specific symptoms vary from person to person, as does overall severity. It well may be that there are different underlying causes, but we don't have that information yet about it or autism. Presentation may change based on other personality traits, just as we see in those without any disorder. ...Read more