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Doctor insights on: Aspergers In Adults Relationships

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How do people with asperger's cope with a romantic relationship? Do they get romantic at all?

Depends on Severity: People with asperger's often become involved with romantic relationships, but this depends on how impaired they are in the area of social skills and relationships. Anyone who gets involved with a person with asperger's needs to be aware of their tendency towards quirky reactions along with a diminished awareness or regard for social cues. ...Read more

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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


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Is there a relationship between Asperger and dysgraphia?

Is there a relationship between Asperger and dysgraphia?

No: Dysgraphia, which simply means bad handwriting, is completely different from and unrelated to asperger's disorder or autism. ...Read more

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Can there be a relationship between aspergers and dysgraphia?

Sometimes: An individual with dysgraphia could also meet criteria for aspergers but there are many people who only have dysgraphia. It is not uncommon for patients with autism spectrum disorder to have trouble with handwriting and written expression. The writing may be immature and the written language less complex. Interventions will be similar and the struggle lifelong so early intervention is key. ...Read more

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Any adivce for asperger's syndrome and interpersonal relationships/dating?

Getting comfortable: Alot of pt with aspergers are different and have different interest so found at platforms which share common interests, going to history groups, museums, computer gatherings, atypical games, alot of communities have created platforms for these GT groups who share aytipical and rare iterests r. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for aspergers syndrome in an adult, say 25-30 years old?

What are the symptoms for aspergers syndrome in an adult, say 25-30 years old?

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 more

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Is it possible for someone to graduate HS & college & have asperger's without ever being diagnosed? Any resources for adults w/ asperger's?

Is it possible for someone to graduate HS & college & have asperger's without ever being diagnosed?  Any resources for adults w/ asperger's?

Absolutely: Many aspees do very well in academic settings and excel in technical and scientific areas. Deficits may go unnoticed or be compensated for in ways that dont show up until enter workforce or adult relationships. Resources and support are more available but not easy to find. Start with an individual counseling ...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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Is it possible that adult with aspergers have "flare-ups" of odd behavior?

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