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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Physical Characteristics

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How is aspergers diagnosed in children? Are there any specific warning signs?

How is aspergers diagnosed in children? Are there any specific warning signs?

Aspergers diagnosis: Here is a video on spectrum testing that I think will help you. Http://youtu. Be/g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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Do all people people with aspergers syndrome have to have a specific routine that they have to stick too?

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 more

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My son was just diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, is there one specific source I should look or read for the best advice?

My son was just diagnosed with aspergers syndrome, is there one specific source I should look or read for the best advice?

Asperger's syndrome: Here are a couple excellent sources of info on asperger's, an autism spectrum disorder: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger. Htm
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/aspergers-syndrome/ds00551
the following source even includes games for brain training children with asperger's: http://www. Aspergers. Com/. ...Read more

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Might a person with depression have similar characteristics to a person with aspergers?

No no: Some things are in common, but Asperger is a very specific diagnosis. Instead, depression is much more common; regardless; reviewing the dsm 4 criteria online would not hurt, and seeing a psychiatrist to get a formal evaluation may help clarify the right diagnosis and get treatment for it. ...Read more

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What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome? What info will we get from it?

What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome? What info will we get from it?

Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website. Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov
asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...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 is aspergers syndrome?

What is aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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Can aspergers last forever?

How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...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 to do if you had aspergers?

What to do if you had aspergers?

Great question: Remember the many plusses. Choose your intellectual focus in something that helps others & will get you a good job. Science & tech -- find what you like best. Get a strength or endurance sport rather than one with teammate interactions. Keep life simple. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Tell folks, "i'm just me" rather than "i have a disease." u'll be liked. ...Read more

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I think my nephew has aspergers?

Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more

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Is aspergers a curse or a blessing?

It's not magic: On the whole, it's probably a plus. Choose a sport that's about endurance / strength rather than coordination / teamwork. Say only nice things. Get guidance with social skills that others learn naturally. Focus on science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far in life. If being alone / single is okay with you, you're extra-fortunate. Embrace who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers?

What are the symptoms of aspergers?

Asperger Syndrome: Is now Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. The same deficits in facial recognition, joint attention & Theory Of Mind impair social reciprocity/communication & cause narrow, repetitive areas of interest in anyone on the spectrum. IQ > 70, in the normal range, poor conversational skills, atypical speech inflections, awkward social interactions &, in many, non-verbal learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Can you die from aspergers syndrome?

No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read more

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How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

Maybe with Oxytocin: Early trials with oxytocin have been encouraging. It will take some time however, for this treatment to effectively go mainstream. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for aspergers?

What are the symptoms for aspergers?

Social impairment: An impairment in social interaction with problems using non-verbal behaviors such as eye gaze. Can't develop peer relationships. A lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Keep in mind that many people have some symptoms of asperger's, yet do not have the disorder. Diagnosis should only be made by a trained professional. ...Read more

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How to get diagnosed with aspergers?

How to get diagnosed with aspergers?

Find a therapist: Who specializes in aspergers. They will determine whether you have aspergers. The tv show parenthood has been dealing with an adult who has turned to therapy after realizing hat he has aspergers. It is very well done for a tv show. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to cure aspergers?

No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...Read more

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What to do about aspergers syndrome!?

OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www. Aspergersyndrome. Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311. ...Read more

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How do you get assessed for aspergers?

How do you get assessed for aspergers?

Aspergers: You need to find a ggod psychologist who does this kind of testing in adults. Consult your priamry care doctor as a first step. ...Read more

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Could anybody have aspergers syndrome?

No: It is a developmental disorder that is life-long. You cannot come down with it later in life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

Expect the best: Help facilitate success. You have to want more for your life. Many "aspies" can live full &fulfilling lives, given proper encouragement, opportunities and treatment. And there are new toys, treatments & experiences being developed all the time for such children. Adults also have more support & knowledgeable professional help available now than ever. Either way, there is much joy available to you. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What's life like for you having aspergers?

What's life like for you having aspergers?

Folks with Autistic: Spectrum Disorder 1 struggle with reciprocal social interactions in their daily functioning. Lack of Theory of Mind = inability to understand that other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, Lack of facial recognition= inability to "read" others' expressions. Poor pragmatics = diminished turn-taking in conversational skills ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aspergers symptoms?

Can you tell me about aspergers symptoms?

A lot to say: Asperger syndrome is no longer in the diagnostic manual and is considered part of the spectrum of autism. In the past it was a diagnosis that described high functioning individuals with relative weaknesses in social and motor pragmatics, a social "tone deafness". Other characteristics include a deep interest in and knowledge about a topic, great intellectual talent, clumsy motor skills. Http://www. Asperger-syndrome. Me.uk/people. Htm ...Read more

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How to know if I have aspergers syndrome?

Seek expert advice.: The specific signs and symptoms of asperger's can be shared by many other conditions, with various causes. It is very important to seek expert advice and expert evaluation to diagnose this condition with sensitivity and skill. Please, find a neurologist or a psychologist with experience with this condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I need help about aspergers?

Please consider: Consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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How to tell what form of aspergers I have?

Only one form: The term asperger's disorder is about to disappear from the psychiatric diagnostic manual but currently is one of the pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), along with autism and pdd not otherwise specified. It's characterized by poor social skills, relatively normal language, and odd or unusually intense areas of interest. There are no subtypes. It isn't something one "gets" as an adult. ...Read more