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Doctor insights on: Aspergers And Paranoia

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Are asperger's and paranoia related?

Are asperger's and paranoia related?

No: These are completely different realms. Broadly, asperger's is a pervasive developmental syndrome -- not a psychosis at all. Paranoia can be one symptom in a wide variety of other disorders, including major psychoses, some mood disorders, delusional disorders, drug intoxication & withdrawal, and some personality disorders. ...Read more

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Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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May asperger's have signs of paranoia?

Not usually: People with asperger's often have high social anxiety because the world is confusing to them -- but they're not usually overtly paranoid. Sometimes there may be co-existing conditions that bring in paranoid symptoms. It can also be misdiagnosed -- which is why working with a mental health professional experienced in such differentiations is important. ...Read more

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How can I help paranoia and stress due to aspergers?

How can I help paranoia and stress due to aspergers?

Paranoia?: Paranoia is not part of asperger's, but there can be some social stresses. People with asperger's have a hard time picking up on others' emotional states or social cues, so many interactions can be confusing to them. Paranoia generally means a person feels others are against him in some way, and it is not a usual part of asperger's. Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation of your concerns. ...Read more

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Help please! Is alcohol more likely to cause paranoia and depression in those with aspergers?

Help please! Is alcohol more likely to cause paranoia and depression in those with aspergers?

Alcohol: Alcohol is likely to cause such symptoms if heavy use, regardless of cognitive/intellectual status. ...Read more

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Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Paranoia: By definition means that we can think/feel others are calling us names, thinking poorly of us, etc. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Please continue to see your doctors and consider doing healthy things such as good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Peace and good health. We are all more than what others think of us, real or not. ...Read more

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What is aspergers syndrome?

What is aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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What to do if you had aspergers?

What to do if you had aspergers?

Great question: Remember the many plusses. Choose your intellectual focus in something that helps others & will get you a good job. Science & tech -- find what you like best. Get a strength or endurance sport rather than one with teammate interactions. Keep life simple. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Tell folks, "i'm just me" rather than "i have a disease." u'll be liked. ...Read more

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I think my nephew has aspergers?

I think my nephew has aspergers?

Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers?

What are the symptoms of aspergers?

Asperger Syndrome: Is now Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. The same deficits in facial recognition, joint attention & Theory Of Mind impair social reciprocity/communication & cause narrow, repetitive areas of interest in anyone on the spectrum. IQ > 70, in the normal range, poor conversational skills, atypical speech inflections, awkward social interactions &, in many, non-verbal learning disabilities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for aspergers?

What are the symptoms for aspergers?

Social impairment: An impairment in social interaction with problems using non-verbal behaviors such as eye gaze. Can't develop peer relationships. A lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Keep in mind that many people have some symptoms of asperger's, yet do not have the disorder. Diagnosis should only be made by a trained professional. ...Read more

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What's life like for you having aspergers?

What's life like for you having aspergers?

Folks with Autistic: Spectrum Disorder 1 struggle with reciprocal social interactions in their daily functioning. Lack of Theory of Mind = inability to understand that other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, Lack of facial recognition= inability to "read" others' expressions. Poor pragmatics = diminished turn-taking in conversational skills ...Read more

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How to interpret my boyfriends condition aspergers?

How to interpret my boyfriends condition aspergers?

Don't interpret: Your task is to love each other, not understand each other. Especially, folks with Asperger's have trouble reading your moods and body language, and he is incomprehensible. Don't try to change each other; enjoy each other, talk about any issues up front to defuse misunderstandings; he's not like that just to be nasty, and he's had it extra-rough because of how he naturally is. Best wishes 2u both. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have aspergers or sociopathology?

You have not: Given enough information for me to know why you think you have either of these disorders. ...Read more

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What is it like to have aspergers? What are the symptoms?

What is it like to have aspergers? What are the symptoms?

Like Bill Gates: It feels like being a stranger in a strange land. It is very hard to read other people, social interactions are completely confusing. You feel like things have to go a certain way or something bad will happen. You have a driving interest in something, a field or topic, and can lose yourself in it to the exclusion of other things. You are much smarter than everyone else but can't fit in. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger. Htmhttp://albany. Twcnews. Com/content/lifestyles/779026/children-with-asperger-s--born-to-stand-out-/ ...Read more

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Is there a way to overcome aspergers?

Is there a way to overcome aspergers?

Helpful stuff: Asperger's is a combination of pluses and challenges. You can get educated, including some actual guidance, with social skills. Especially, Aspies do best if they say only nice things. Choose a sport that's about strength / endurance rather than team / coordination. A focus on science / tech wins; comics / train schedules / superstitions loses. If single's right for you, great. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm going to an aspergers assessment. What is it like?

Enjoy it: Since there's no pill or magic cure, the outcome's really moot. Everybody can benefit from some social skills training. Maybe you should choose a sport that's about strength / endurance rather than coordination / teamwork. Aspies enjoy tremendous advantages especially if they focus on science / tech, and if the single life's right for you, that's great. Be nice to others and embrace who you are. ...Read more

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What's the difference b/t aspergers and schytziphrinia?

What's the difference b/t aspergers and schytziphrinia?

Schizophrenia: Involves symptoms that asperger's doesn't. With schizophrenia, there are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or negative symptoms that are not present with asperger's. ...Read more

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Is aspergers genetic?

Is aspergers genetic?

Autism is genetic: So many factors seem to be under research but science has deleted vaccine to many factors which media has made a drama of with some celebrities whose kids did not have autismit. Since the incidence is so high researchers from all over are jumping in to find out all the variables to find out what else could be the factors along with genes to help us with this most complicated spectrum of illness. ...Read more

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What is treatment for aspergers?

Asperger: Managing distressing symptoms & teaching age-appropriate social, communication & vocational skills that are not naturally acquired during development, with interventions tailored to the needs of the individual based on multi-disciplinary assessment. ...Read more

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Is sleep walking linked to aspergers?

No.: Sleep walking is no connected to the spectrum or aspergers. It is aggravated by poor sleep which is common with aspies. For more info o aspergers and human 2.0 in 8 mins. Check out...
http://youtu. Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Could my child develop aspergers/adhd?

Could my child develop aspergers/adhd?

AD/HD and Asperger's: Aspergers disorder is now considered an autism spectrum disorder (in the new dsm-5) and usually shows up in the attachment, language, and play very early in childhood. Ad/hd typically shows up around elementary school aged children and must occur in another setting to be a valid diagnosis. If you have more specific concerns that are emerging please consult your pediatrician re. Symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you treat depression in aspergers?

How can you treat depression in aspergers?

Depression: It is treated the same way whether a person has aspergers or not. Talking therapy is key & psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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Is there a test for aspergers again at 17?

It's moot: If you're familiar with this curious condition, which offers many advantages but can be troublesome, seek testing only if it makes treatment options available. The basis of rx is getting educated on understanding other people, on being a diplomat rather than a jerk (this causes most of the pain). Choose a strength sport over a team-play sport, get speech rx if you need it. Say only nice things. ...Read more

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I have aspergers and self harm, what to do?

I have aspergers and self harm, what to do?

There are two: Things that you need support for, aspergers as well as self-harm. Please see your doc for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in aspergers. He/she will work w/you to help you manage feelings and behaviors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could autism/ aspergers be due to a mutation?

Could autism/ aspergers be due to a mutation?

The jury is out: There are a lot of thoughts about what causes autism. None has been conclusive or explained a large majority of cases yet. ...Read more

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How do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

They probably don't: There is a new classification system which does not differentiate autism, pdd, and asperger's. They are all referred to autism spectrum disorder. High functioning means that there is a normal iq. This indicates a good chance at being able to function adequately as an adult and independently. ...Read more

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Can aspergers turn into antisocial personality disorder?

Can aspergers turn into antisocial personality disorder?

Asperger's,: Not usually. Asperger patients may be a-social, in the sense that they care little to be social. But antisocial people are self-centered and take advantage of people. They are often outwardly very social but for their own gain. ...Read more

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Would I see a neurologist to find out if I have aspergers?

Would I see a neurologist to find out if I have aspergers?

A Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist, especially a board certified child psychiatrist would seem best to be able to make the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. All child psychiatrists, like myself, are also general? Adult psychiatrist. We have special expertise being able to diagnose conditions usually beginning in childhood, as is the case here. A good book is Asperger syndrome byu tony attwood. ...Read more

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Can people that have aspergers, hear voices in there head?

Sometimes: Some children and adults with asperger’s syndrome
tend to vocalize their thoughts, apparently unaware of how confusing or
annoying this can be to other people. The thought vocalization can occur as a
means of problem solving, with some adolescents stating that they can
improve their thinking by talking to themselves, or the person has difficulty
‘disengaging mind from mouth’. When listening t. ...Read more

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