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Can mutations in certain grandparents cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren?

Can mutations in certain grandparents cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren?

Possible: Certainly there are genetic tendencies, but they are not commercially available to test. And even if there is a family history there is no way to know for sure that that gene trait will be passed. Some genetic abnormalities are spontaneous mutations. ...Read more

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Mutation (Definition)

In genetics, a mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal genetic element. Mutations result from unrepaired damage to dna or to RNA genomes (typically caused by radiation or chemical mutagens), from errors in the process of replication, or from the insertion or deletion of segments of dna ...Read more


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Can grandparents carry a mutation to cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren, skipping a generation?

Can grandparents carry a mutation to cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren, skipping a generation?

Not that simple: For the most part what are inherited are genes coding for (snp)single nucleotide polymorphisims-different forms of enzymes that do not digest certain proteins. It is possible to be the contributor of (at most 1/4 total)genes that might contribute to certain symptom patterns. ...Read more

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What causes Asperger syndrome?

What causes Asperger syndrome?

Nobody knows: I suspect there's a genetic component. One's early life experience may contribute. If we ever find out, there may be people signing up for it -- it offers major advantages, especially to focused scientists, technology types, and all who love books and things on which the mind can focus. Management is learning people skills, which comes with more difficulty but isn't impossible. ...Read more

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At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

Pre 3 years: Abnormal eye contact, aloofness, failure to turn when called by name, failure to use gestures to point or show, a lack of interactive play, a lack of interest in peers. Some of these behaviors may be apparent in the first few months of a child’s life, or they may appear later.  problems in one of the areas of communication and socialization or repetitive, restricted behavior must be present by 3. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can cure Asperger syndrome?

No: At present, no medications have been shown to treat any form of pervasive developmnental disorder (pdd)--increasing called autism spectrum disorders (asd). Some symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and obsessions may respond to medications, but we have no cure--or even good treatement--for the disorder itself, whether asperger's or autism ...Read more

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How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...Read more

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How do I recognize the signs of Asperger syndrome in a child?

How do I recognize the signs of Asperger syndrome in a child?

AUTISM: Asperger syndrome is the most common. Starts in infancy or before 3 years old. Abnormal social interaction, delayed speech , repetitive ritual behaviors and unpredictable mood changes. ...Read more

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I'm confused, think I have Asperger syndrome. How do I know?

Perplexing: Folks with asperger syndrome, for the most part, are socially perplexed. They seem to have most of their difficulties in social situations. Many with aspergers realize they are different then most people. Finding out what one's differences are and being able to make some adjustments relative to certain social nuances can help one function easier and with less anxiety. ...Read more

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How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

Possibly: Anger management combined with social pragmatics training may be helpful. If you add attending a social pragmatics group, it allows for putting into practice what is taught in anger management and social individual pragmatics training. ...Read more

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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more