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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Social Skills Activities

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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more

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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Yes!: Loss of interest, withdrawal, isolation are some of the common symptoms of depression that have an evident effect on one's social life. Sense of worthlessness, inadequacy and low self esteem, are other symptoms that clearly affect one's social skills. In contrast, self confidence characterises socially skilled individuals. ...Read more

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Difference between avoidant personality and social anxiety disorder and social phobia ?

Different condiions: One is a personality problem and need long term therapy. The other two are anxiety conditions and are easily treatable with medication/counselling. ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Evidence-based: Treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. Dan & other unproven therapies are reviewed in "pediatrics" nov 2012, on aap.Org or app. ...Read more

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Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Yes.: It's important to remember that within any diagnosis the individuals differ. Yes, children with socialized conduct disorder can experience empathy. Research has shown that children, in general, are very empathic beings. ...Read more

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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Could be: Especially if you possess complex partial seizures. Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist. ...Read more

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How do social workers collaborate with social services?

How do social workers collaborate with social services?

Communication...: Most collaborative efforts are done with either computers(email), fax; or, the good old fashion telephone. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

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How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

Poor self image: I don't remember how many teens I have seen over the years who want me to clear up their acne for prom --in 3 days--. All of us feel vulnerable at times and those who have an ld feel more vulnerable than those teens because it sets them apart during a period when they are building self concept.A sense of vulnerability may lead to isolation & desire to avoid additional exposure to failure. ...Read more

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

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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Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?

Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more

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How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder different?

How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder different?

There is similarity: Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, people are often diagnosed as having both disorders. Like sad, the central fear of people with apd is rejection, ridicule and humiliation by others. However, people with apd tend to have a broader range of symptoms, and the symptoms tend to be more se. ...Read more

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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Yes : These are two distinct disorders that could co-occur. The issue is differentiating that the symptoms encompassed by social anxiety disorder are exclusive from aspergers. Since social anxiety involves a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations where scrutiny is possible (and anxiety about these events)this can be distinct from symptoms characteristic of aspergers. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

Aspergers: I have worked with and treated several patients with aspergers. Depending on the severity of the disorder, there are a number of helpful interventions. Talking with a qualified psychologist can help you learn how to interact more effectively with others, learn to develop better interpersonal skills and live a more fulfilling life. Don't give up hope, seek treatment. ...Read more

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Are aspergers people aware and bothered by the fact that they lack social skills and nay be socially awkward? Or do they not notice?

Social awkwardness: Most people with asperger's disorder want friends and to be able to join social activities. They lack social pragmatic skills. Social pragmatics can be taught. ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Aspergers Syndrome: This name well not continue as a diagnostic entity. It will now follow under autism spectrum disorder. We refer to the symptoms in this case as "high functioning" autism. They can have extraordinary cognitive skills with social deficits. Relationships are difficult and social cues are often missed. With support and understanding people with this disorder can lead a good life. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?

What kind of  specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?

Many: There are more resources than ever supporting growth emotionally and socially for those withpervasive developmental disorders - networking & medical information sites, organizations that give support to autism/aspergers spectrum disorders (nih, nimh & local medical societies), family and friends. All can lead to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors & other specialists for direct hands on help. ...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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4 therapists said i can't be aspergers bcause of my socials skills(wiich is only my teacher persona mask).What cause me to be an "aspie by choice" then?

4 therapists said i can't be aspergers bcause of my socials skills(wiich is only my teacher persona mask).What cause me to be an "aspie by choice" then?

Mental Health: I am most curious what the four therapists diagnosed you with. Did they have another personality trait or disorder or condition that they felt described you better? ...Read more

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Will neurofeedback help with aspergers. Specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I found a site : That mentions eye hand coordination as 1st thing it can help with, although they did not speak about aspergers here's the link http://www.brain2.com.au/service/neurofeedback ...Read more

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Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Could neurofeedback help with aspergers. specifically motor skills and hand eye coordination?

No proven benefit: There are no randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies to support the claims of those who provide NFB to older kids & teens with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1 & average or above IQ's. EEG Biofeedback has been used since the 70's. When kids with ASD/ADHD relax & focus on 2-dimensional figures on a screen, a preferred activity, they do well. It doesn't generalize outside the lab. ...Read more

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Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

Please tell me will neurofeedback help with aspergers like motor skills and hand eye coordination?

I don't know of any: studies on this topic but it is a good idea to have a session w/a neurofeedback professional and ask him/her the same question. Your doc or state psychological association can help w/referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any ideas on how to improve social skills through physical activity?

Any ideas on how to improve social skills through physical activity?

Group activities?: Walkathons or similar events dedicated to specific causes are a great way to get exercise and meet people with similar interests. ...Read more

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What are some activities for adults that improve social skills?

Therapy: Is a start. You could also check out dale carnegie courses or toastmasters in your area. ...Read more

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Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

One approach to help: You re-group & figure out what started all this is to tell your primary care doctor about & get checked out for any medical/neurological cause. If none, (s)he'll refer to a psychologist. If you psyched yourself out, you may benefit from hypnotherapy & learning self-hypnosis to psych yourself back in, because your prosocial & coping skills are still there. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps, too. ...Read more

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Alcohol help to increase one's social skills?

Alcohol help to increase one's social skills?

No,: However, alcohol causes disinhibition and may decrease anxiety. The decrease in anxiety may help with social skills, but the disinhibition can cause really poor judgement which could lead to many faux pas. ...Read more

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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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Is there a disease that causes impaired social skills?

Is there a disease that causes impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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My social skills with people are bad because I am caustic?

My social skills with people are bad because I am caustic?

Improve Your Skills!: Being frequently critical or sarcastic in interactions with others can be wearing on them and can be a way of distancing yourself from others. Fortunately, there are good books on improving social skills. For example, "how to win friends and influence people, " first published in 1936, and still in print today, provides simple lessons in social skills. Counseling can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I m weak in socialising. What can i do to improve my social skills??

I m weak in socialising. What can i do to improve my social skills??

Hello :): Hi, Consider social skills an art like any other. Similar to guitar or tennis, it takes loads of practice and forcing yourself into social situations to become masterful. My recommendation is to PRACTICE everywhere you go. Start simple like trying to charm up your waiter or sales clerk. They're easy pickins for practice! :) -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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I am in med school. Should I be going to great lengths to work on my social skills?

Yes!: The better your social skills, the better you will relate to your patients! ...Read more

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How to regain social skills after being stabbed in the back repeatedly by people at home and work?

How to regain social skills after being stabbed in the back repeatedly by people at home and work?

Stand up: The people in your environment are a mirror of how you are feeling about yourself inside. If you give away your power and allow others to "back stab" you. I recommend you do some counseling or self help tools to boost your self esteem. It is a deeper reflection that in some way you are stabbing yourself in the back. Learn to become your very best friend. Be true to yourself. ...Read more