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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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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?

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Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher.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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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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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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Whats life like for you having aspergers?

Whats 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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How to interpret my boyfriends condition aspergers?

How to interpret my boyfriends condition aspergers?

Don't interpret: Your task is to love each other, not understand each other. Especially, folks with Asperger's have trouble reading your moods and body language, and he is incomprehensible. Don't try to change each other; enjoy each other, talk about any issues up front to defuse misunderstandings; he's not like that just to be nasty, and he's had it extra-rough because of how he naturally is. Best wishes 2u both. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have aspergers or sociopathology?

You have not : Given enough information for me to know why you think you have either of these disorders. ...Read more

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What is it like to have aspergers? What are the symptoms?

What is it like to have aspergers? What are the symptoms?

Like Bill Gates: It feels like being a stranger in a strange land. It is very hard to read other people, social interactions are completely confusing. You feel like things have to go a certain way or something bad will happen. You have a driving interest in something,a field or topic, and can lose yourself in it to the exclusion of other things. You are much smarter than everyone else but can't fit in. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htmhttp://albany.twcnews.com/content/lifestyles/779026/children-with-asperger-s--born-to-stand-out-/ ...Read more

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Can the human body have aspergers?

Aspergers: Aspergers disorder is a brain function, it is not a disorder of the whole body. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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Is there a way to overcome aspergers?

Is there a way to overcome aspergers?

Helpful stuff: Asperger's is a combination of pluses and challenges. You can get educated, including some actual guidance, with social skills. Especially, Aspies do best if they say only nice things. Choose a sport that's about strength / endurance rather than team / coordination. A focus on science / tech wins; comics / train schedules / superstitions loses. If single's right for you, great. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I learn to cope with aspergers?

Do you have it?: U r wired differently and this has pluses. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Find a sport based on strength or stamina rather than teamwork or coordination. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expecting nothing in return. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't get over aspergers?

Nothing to get over : Asperger is not an illness, it is a different way of seeing and relating to the world and often carries with it a lot of gifts. See a professional with experience in helping you understand yourself and your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, accept who you are. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can shaking a baby cause aspergers?

Help plz! Can shaking a baby cause aspergers?

Shaking Baby: Shaking baby syndrome causes brain damage to the child due to violent rattling of the brain against the skull. Aspergers is a developmental disorder. The exact etiology is unclear, but is related to the inner wirings of the brain and not a structural injury. ...Read more

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Do i tell my teachers about having aspergers?

1st Parents and Doc: More is known about Asperger Syndrome today and more people, including educators, are familiar with this challenge. I would always recommend speaking with your family and physician to be sure you are aware what to expect. I think if everyone is in agreement, it is a good idea to communicate with teachers and school administrators who can be of great help to you in the school environment. ...Read more

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How to know if I have aspergers or schizotypal?

How to know if I have aspergers or schizotypal?

Differential: diagnosis is the term for sorting out the difference between two conditions that have overlapping symptoms. Making the type of diagnosis you seek can't be done w/out professional help. When a mental health professional makes the diagnosis, appropriate treatment can be offered. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I get my dad to understand my aspergers?

See Therapist: One of the difficulties that people suffering from aspoergers is communication and social interaction. It may help to write your dad a letter, explaining your issues (in writing) better if you can ask your primary care physician to invite your dad to participate in few sessions of family therapy . Your pcp can connect you with the right therapist with expertise in aspergers syndrome. Feel better. ...Read more

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What signs of aspergers did you see as a toddler?

What signs of aspergers did you see as a toddler?

Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interests, no delay in cognitive development or language. Other associated features can include intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, clumsiness & restricted use of words. ...Read more

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I have aspergers with sexual problems, what to do?

Find a therapist: Who specializes in 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