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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Disorder In Adult Women

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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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Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

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

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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Help please? What is female asperger's high functioning?

Help please? What is female asperger's high functioning?

Nondiscrimatory: Asperger's effects both men and women. It is equal opportunity syndrome. The symptoms remain the same for both sexes. ...Read more

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How can an adult go about getting assessed for asperger's?

How can  an adult go about getting assessed for asperger's?

Start with primary: Unlike children in which the primary may be comfortable and able to do screenings and make the diagnosis adults will usually be diagnosed by a psychiatrist or neurologist. Your primary will be helpful in pointing you in the direction of a specialist who can assist. You can also contact your closest center for autism and related disorders ( card) to get a referral. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have female aspergers or something else?

Psychiatric eval: Asperger's is a clinical diagnosis which depends on mostly history comprising of basically three areas: developmental delays including speech delays, social delays and stereotypic behavior (repetitive). There may be family and other developmental issues of interest. A thorough evaluation should be able to answer this question, talk to your pcp first, if needed a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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It appears I have Asperger disorder. Possible at 40 years old?

Yes.: With more improved testing and diagnostic techniques, a diagnosis at age 40 is possible. However, that diagnosis does not change who you are.. ...Read more

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Why is Asperger's syndrome more common in males than in females?

Why is Asperger's syndrome more common in males than in females?

Unknown: It is not known why Asperger's disorder is more common in males. I have several female patients with Asperger's disorder ...Read more

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