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What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academically and have social problems because they do not read emotional cues well at all. Autism usually has more severe developmental and language delays with diarrhea, constipation, self stemming, and eating issues. This is a broad and general description. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger's 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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I had an appointment to get a prescription of Adderall as I have comorbid ADHD with my aspergers. What are the side effects of adderall?

I had an appointment to get a prescription of Adderall as I have comorbid ADHD with my aspergers. What are the side effects of adderall?

Varies: The most common side effects of Adderall are decreased appetite and trouble getting to sleep. Anxious people may find that it makes them more anxious. It can cause dry mouth and blurry vision. May also increase pulse rate and b{. Side effects are dose related and typically lessen with time. Used as prescribed, it is a very safe medication. ...Read more

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What are the tests for asperger's syndrome?

What are the tests for asperger's syndrome?

Depends on age: Testing for these disorders involves a combination of questions to parents and teachers plus some direct psychological assessment of the child or adult. There are no established laboratory tests for making the diagnosis. Some of the questions are easy to misunderstand or overinterpret, so it it important to work with someone with experience in diagnosing autism. ...Read more

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Is someone with asperger's syndrome able to feel romantic love?

Yes but...: A person with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders can feel romantic notions like any body eles but the level of emotional energy required to maintain a relationship can be exhausting for them and they have to work harder on their ability to continue to show emotions and communicate. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am possibly suffering from undiagnosed asperger's syndrome?

How can I tell if I am possibly suffering from undiagnosed asperger's syndrome?

Aspergers: First. Watch this show on what aspergers is. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds then seek out a good licensed psychologist who can a formal interview and provide any relevant testing. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to ask out a person with asperger's syndrome?

Very much so: We all have stuff wrong with us, yet, any certain condition or disability does not have to define us. A person may be depressed, but they don't have to be a depressed person. We need to be careful to define each and everyone of us as first just people, humans. With human problems. A medical condition or disorder is only one part of a whole person. Let's be careful not to pre-judge anyone. ...Read more

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Do all people people with aspergers syndrome have to have a specific routine that they have to stick too?

Do all people people with aspergers syndrome have to have a specific routine that they have to stick too?

This is more common: amongst Aspergers people, but not a sine qua non. Aspergers folks tend to get way more into less and less subjects and activities, usually to the relative exclusion of social interactions. On the surface this may look like over-routinization, but could be that they are compensating their anxiety about social contacts. Sticking to a routine also lowers anxiety (establishes certainty, etc.). ...Read more

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What are Asperger disease?

What are Asperger disease?

A type of Autism: The term "asperger's disorder" was coined to identify individuals with good intellectual function and relatively normal language who still had poor social skills and odd or unusual behaviors. Because subsequent studies have shown that it has few differences from autistic individuals with similar iqs, the term my disappear in the next diagnostic manual to become part of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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How to diagnose asperger's syndrome ?

How to diagnose asperger's syndrome
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Clinical symptoms: There are no blood tests or other objective measures to diagnose asperger's syndrome. You need to see someone with training and expertise in autism-related disorders. That person will go over history especially related to social interactions and interests and unusual or oddly intense behaviors or preoccupations. There are some standardized instruments some clinicians use to cover these issues. ...Read more

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How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

Expect the best: Help facilitate success. You have to want more for your life. Many "aspies" can live full &fulfilling lives, given proper encouragement, opportunities and treatment. And there are new toys, treatments & experiences being developed all the time for such children. Adults also have more support & knowledgeable professional help available now than ever. Either way, there is much joy available to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more