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My son is autistic and recently diagnosed aspergers but he doesn't speak can this be wrong?

My son is autistic and recently diagnosed aspergers but he doesn't speak can this be wrong?

The diagnosis of : Asperger Syndrome has been subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which has 3 levels classified by the intensity of supports & services needed to maximize functioning. The outdated diagnosis AS include an overall IQ of 70 or above and no significant delays in speech & language at age 3-4. Therefore, his symptoms would not have fit the old diagnosis & will fit ASD level 3, not level 1. ...Read more

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Akathisia (Definition)

The best way to consider akathisia is to imagine the need to move. Patients with this condition have major problems sitting still. They have a need to move. This can be a side effect of medication, may be associated with disease such as parkinsons, or may be a normal variant. Most doctors use it it describe the ...Read more


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What's the difference b/t aspergers and schytziphrinia ?

What's the difference b/t aspergers and schytziphrinia ?

Schizophrenia: Involves symptoms that asperger's doesn't. With schizophrenia, there are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and/or negative symptoms that are not present with asperger's. ...Read more

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Psych says i'm on the aspergers spectrum but don't have aspergers, need an explanantion?

Talk to your: Therapist about your confusion. The spectrum varies from mild aspergers to more severe aspergers. Perhaps they meant that you have some of the symptoms but are not on the severe end of the spectrum. Discuss it with them to understand what they mean. ...Read more

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What to do if I have aspergers and i think i understand facial expression -but i don't like to do it in case i get wrinkles?

What to do if I have aspergers and i think i understand facial expression -but i don't like to do it in case i get wrinkles?

Wrinkles can be nice: Please try not to worry about expression wrinkles - if most of your expressions are even a bit positive, they can be quite attractive. A beautiful song lyric says that "the lines upon my face tell you the story of my life" - it is part of what makes us human. By the age of 45 you've earned the right and in your case it's a badge of honor! just smile gently, you'll look fine. Ask someone you trust. ...Read more

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Will my child develop aspergers/adhd if there's a history in my family but i don't have it? Please help me docs!

Will my child develop aspergers/adhd if there's a history in my family but i don't have it? Please help me docs!

Possible: Autism rates are increased when there is a family history. It is common for many people to have parts of it - anxiety, language delay, etc. When all the parts are there, we call it an autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try. He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.

What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try.  He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.

This is difficult.: Difficult because the 18yo is now an adult in most states. As an adult the 18yo has a right to make one's own choice even if the choice is not perfect. The answer would be to find a counselor who the 18yo trusts and who can help the 18yo to make educated choices. However, if the 18yo is not able to take care of oneself there may be a legal option to find a guardian who can step in. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of akathisia?

What are the symptoms of akathisia?

Can not sit still: Akathisia is a term to describe side effects of medication that makes it difficult to sit still. There is a need to move. This restlessness may be so severe to disrupt any social setting. It is often associated with facial dyskinesia. ...Read more