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What does it mean if you never have sexual feelings, also, is it true that people with aspergers are asexual, i have symptoms of aspergers too?
No.: People who suffer from Asperger's Syndrome have sexual urges just like other people but they suffer from "mind blindness" and may not be sensitive to the reactions of other people to the bluntness and openness discussing sexual matters , making other people uncomfortable around them. This behavior maybe looked upon as inappropriate and causes problems for them . ...Read more
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
Not likely.: If orgasms made people depressed, there would be a lot less pregnancies! Talk to your doc about your feelings. Also make sure there is nothing physically wrong that may affect your mood. Always practice safe sex. An unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease is depressing, so if you are practicing unsafe sex, orgasm may certainly lead to depression for fear of the consequences. ...Read more
I know a friend who have Asperger and he is feeling down i would like to help him. Would it be an idea to talk to him about getting ssri ?
Yes - talk is good: The real answer is "it depends". Perhaps all your friend needs is your company, shoulder & ear to share concerns. Unfortunately, it's tricky finding right ssri for each individual. Worse, ssris don't work for everyone. Even so, they shouldn't be dismissed out of hand but preferably used in conjunction w/professional counseling. But in the end, you can never have too many friends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clinical symptoms: There are no blood tests or other objective measures to diagnose asperger's syndrome. You need to see someone with training and expertise in autism-related disorders. That person will go over history especially related to social interactions and interests and unusual or oddly intense behaviors or preoccupations. There are some standardized instruments some clinicians use to cover these issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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