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Doctors, what are the signs for aspergers syndrome in children?

Doctors, what are the signs for aspergers syndrome in children?

See an expert!: Most children with asperger's present a group of specific signs: having repetitive and unusual behaviors; having ritualistic behaviors and pre-occupations (obsessions) with certain topics; difficulties "reading" social cues and difficulties empathizing (sensitivity to other's feelings); in general, difficulties relating to others. Please, seek a specialist to diagnose this condition properly! ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of a patient with aspergers syndrome be?

What would the life expectancy of a patient with aspergers syndrome be?

Normal exectancy: Individuals with aspergers disorder do not have any specific related conditions that would shorten the life span of an affected individual. ...Read more

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Can a kidney transplant patient become a doctor? I thought they couldn't cuz of the risk of getting infections.

Can a kidney transplant patient become a doctor? I thought they couldn't cuz of the risk of getting infections.

They can be a doctor: You make a good point that doctors may be exposed to infections, but that exposure is carefully controlled and monitored in the medical environment. Just as a doctor can avoid illness, so can a person on immunosuppression. Also, there are many fields of medicine in which the doctor has more limited patient contact such as radiology or pathology. If you want to be a doctor - go for it! ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult for doctors, psychologists and therapist to diagnose asperger's syndrome in patients?

No experience : The best doctor to see for a diagnosis is a psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician. Training in the diagnosis of autistic disorders is not part of general medical training so you should seek out as specialist. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is it hard for doctors, psychologists and therapist to diagnose asperger's syndrome in patients?

Experience: The diagnosis of asperger's syndrome is not difficult to make if a careful history is obtained and a comprehensive psychiatric interview with the candidate are performed. Let me share with you that asperger's is now under autism spectrum disorders and will no longer be listed in the dsm v. ...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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Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more

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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your childĀ“s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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How can I check to see if I have aspergers syndrome?

How can I check to see if I have aspergers syndrome?

Questionares consult: Simple questionares are available on every good university yale stanford and all the campus look up yale developmental center . My foundation and nonprofit wow village has a website u can contact us through websites and we can guide adi and ados simple questionares books written like born on a blue day are great for insight. ...Read more

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What can I do to check if I have aspergers syndrome?

Diagnosis isn't key: What you do is what matters. No magic rx. Key is learning not be be an unintentional jerk. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Get good at a strength / endurance sport. Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expect zero in return. ...Read more