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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Genetic Link

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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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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Might the genetic factor be the only answer to asperger's syndrome?

Might the genetic factor be the only answer to asperger's syndrome?

Probably not: While genetics most certainly is a factor, it is very unlikely to be the only factor in all cases of asperger's. If you know someone with asperger's it may be that in their particular case genetics is the cause and the only cause, but you can't say that's what's going on in all cases. It's very likely that as we learn more about the syndrome, we'll find that most cases are due to the environment. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic, environmental or epigenetic reasons?

Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic, environmental or epigenetic reasons?

No one knows: Asperger's syndrome now has been incorporated into autism spectrum disorders, which a great deal of work is being done to answer your question. We believe that genetics plays a major role as well as abnormalities in the neurological function in the brain. Environmental issues seem only to treatment and support of the illness. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic factors? If so, is it possible to diagnose it for sure?

Yes and no: Asperger's is thought to have a complex set of factors in its etiology. It can only be diagnosed clinically. There are no blood tests for it currently. See . ...Read more

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They say my adflne is caused by a genetic alteration and maybe there's a connection with asperger, since the tests prove I have the symptoms. Correct?

Unclear: I hadn't heard of or seen that before, so i googled those letters: adflne and didn't come up with anything. Sorry. It may be a genetic marker, of which there are many different ones. Maybe a medical geneticist would know? Also, there really is not much that can actually be done to change the genes we have. Have you read: asperger syndrome by tony attwood? I think it's excellent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which environment factors influence the evolution of asperger's, parallel to the genetic factor?

Which environment factors influence the evolution of asperger's, parallel to the genetic factor?

Social interaction: Genetic issues are not really understood. Autism spectrum disorders are complex and evolve over time. We are seeing more children in whom autism symptoms resolve as they mature. Applied behavioral analysis and social interaction contribute much. ...Read more

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Is it true that asperger's syndrome is genetic, but i'm the only one in my family who is an aspie?

Genetic component : As we learn more about genetics and epigenetics it appears that for many patients with this diagnosis there are genetic causes. They are not easy to identify in many cases and having a genetic susceptibility does not mean a disorder will definitively manifest in obvious signs. For some environmental triggers "allow" the genetic tendencies to produce the signs we associate with aspergers. ...Read more

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Can asperger's be genetic. Husband has it and 22 month old son is 40% delayed in both communication & socialization. Started therapy >6 months ago.

Yes, but not always.: Autism spectrum disorders can definitely be genetic. It is recommended that all children with a new diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder undergo genetic testing. Only about 30% actually have an identifiable cause found. ...Read more

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Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Sort of: Both aspergers and social anxiety affect one's experience in social situations - however, one does not cause the other. Individuals with aspergers typically do not read social cues and have difficulty navigating social relationships from a reciprocal way - individuals with social anxiety understand the dynamics but fear of judgment and negative evaluation typically interfere with interactions. ...Read more

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Is there any link at all between schizophrenia and aspergers syndrome? Are the two related in any way, shape or form?

Is there any link at all between schizophrenia and aspergers syndrome? Are the two related in any way, shape or form?

New perspective...: Research has shown that a significant number of people previously diagnosed with schizophrenia are being re-diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), to include Asperger's. This is happening due to our increased understanding of ASD and its effects. Talk to your MH provider about what this means for you. ...Read more

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