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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Asperger S Syndrome

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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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger's 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


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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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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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How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

Evaluation: The only way to really be sure is to have the person evaluated by a psychiatrist who has experience in this area. ...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?

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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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 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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Currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. What can I do to minimize it so people don't get mad at me?

Work with therapist: If the diagnosis is accurate, you have some degree of difficulty understanding that other people may have a different point of view or a different emotional reaction than yours to a given event. Self-education & insight are important. Social skills group therapy is key; you'll learn to shorten your answers, give others a turn to speak, & practice what to say in some situations. O.A.S.I.S. Website. ...Read more

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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