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Causes Of Aspergers Syndrome
By a psych eval: By seeing a psychiatrist who, after a psychiatric evaluation will compare your symptoms (and his findings) with criteria listed in the dsm 4 (criteria available online). If he considers that you meet the necessary criteria, voila. ...Read more
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
No: Research shows that the potential for having an autism spectrum disorder is determined before birth. Environmental influences that change the expression, but not the configuration, of genes are called " epigenetic." the mindinstitute.Org has the best balanced information on vaccines and autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a mutation with certain grandparents that can cause Asperger syndrome in their grandchildren?
See below: This question should be redirected to a pediatrician or medical genetics specialist. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www.Aspergersyndrome.Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311. ...Read more
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