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My son who is 11 with aspergers has a psychosis for 6 months, he is better with geodon but he still hears voices, is this schizophrenia?

My son who is 11 with aspergers has a psychosis for 6 months, he is better with geodon but he still hears voices, is this schizophrenia?

Possible: A new test called Genocept by Genomind.com might help in tailoring medication approach to your son. It is a relatively new test, but when meds fail this test can help ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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My 11 year old son has aspergers with a 10 month complication of voices and psychosis, who should we see at vanderbilt for diagnosis and treatment?

My 11 year old son has aspergers with a 10 month complication of voices and psychosis, who should we see at vanderbilt for diagnosis and treatment?

Their clinic: The Monroe Cavell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has an outstanding child and adolescent clinic that can provide a first rate evaluation of your son and appropriate treatment. Medical school clinics often provide a route to state of the art care and patients can usually be seen there more promptly than through referrals to individual faculty. Contact information is available at their website. ...Read more

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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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Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...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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Dr. Brian Writer
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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