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Aspergers Characteristics Adults
Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more
Get knowledge first : Going to primary doctor and getting a referral for a psychiatrist with interest websites of university around u may have resources yale development centre and many other universities be selective in your choice too much information out there may not be scientific. ...Read more
Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more
Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any reason to?: Nobody really knows what asperger's is, it's diagnosed by criteria that a mental health expert knows how to apply, there is no specific treatment, and these people (who enjoy many plusses) get the most benefit from being educated about other people, leaning to observe and interact more skillfully with others. With no magic bullet to cure, perhaps kindness and understanding's what are really needed. ...Read more
I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?
Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My son was just diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, is there one specific source I should look or read for the best advice?
Asperger's syndrome: Here are a couple excellent sources of info on asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.Htm http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/aspergers-syndrome/ds00551 the following source even includes games for brain training children with asperger's: http://www.Aspergers.Com/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Adult 41 years old, having a lot ( almost all) of aspergers symptoms, felt different all my life, why pay 600$ to have someone telling me what i know?
Aspergers: First take a look at this video to get an overview of asperger's. Then it will likely be clear. Main issues are social difficulties and trouble with change and transition. But it is all highly variable. Hope you enjoy the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth trying. Learning how to interact with people and to understand their responses can make life a lot easier. Many psychologists have therapies focused on this goal. ...Read more
Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on symptoms, some medications are helpful. ...Read more
Which substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?
Insight: To my knowledge, no medication, and especially no herbal / "pop" remedy will touch Asperger's. The key is to learn about other people, how to read them, how to relate to them, how to capitalize on your intellectual gifts and power to focus, how to find a sport that's right for you (strength / endurance, not ream or coordination) and how to be happy in a world where there are no quick fixes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?
A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No no: Some things are in common, but asperger is a very specific diagnosis. Instead, depression is much more common; regardless; reviewing the dsm 4 criteria online would not hurt, and seeing a psychiatrist to get a formal evaluation may help clarify the right diagnosis and get treatment for it. ...Read more
Coping Skills: Whether you have adhd or aspergers or both you will need coping skills to utilize when stressed or angered. I suggest you find a professional is familiar with the use of coping skills in your situation. They can help you find what skills you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?
Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living . ...Read more
Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website.Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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