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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. ...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 do you suggest if my doctor and mum say I have asperger's. I don't agree?

What do you suggest if my doctor and mum say I have asperger's. I don't agree?

Get tested: get tested by a psychologist. they have very well verified questionnaires that can be used to measure symptoms objectively. ...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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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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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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Have been diagnosed with asperger's but i don't think I have it - could my doctor be wrong?

Second Opinion: You are always entitled to a second opinion if the diagnosis is in question. Make sure you seek out someone who specializes in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. ...Read more

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Is it possible that asperger's be the reason i don't feel anything when i hear about something sad happening?

Perhaps: Asperger's disorder is characterized by high degrees of social disconnection. There may be limited empathy as it is a nonverbal social response. However, there are other reasons for a lack of connection to a sad event as well that may not be disorders at all. Proximity to the sad event, personal connections to the event, interpretations about the level of sadness all play a role. ...Read more

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Since i've got asperger's I can't avoid to be anxoius during exams at university and this doesn't allow me to think deeply. How could I suppress it?

Since i've got asperger's I can't avoid to be anxoius during exams at university and this doesn't allow me to think deeply. How could I suppress it?

Several techniques: Many people get anxious taking tests, whether you have asperger's or not. There are medications used for performance anxiety, like having to get up before people to speak or perform. But I have not heard them used for test anxiety. Mostly, learning relaxation techniques can help in this situation. Making sure you have had plenty of sleep, eating regularly, and not having too much caffeine ...Read more

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