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Doctor insights on: Character Traits Of Aspergers Disease

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Can anyone give me a detailed description of traits for aspergers that are commonly found in teens?

Can anyone give me a detailed description of traits for aspergers that are commonly found in teens?

Not room for details: Autism spectrum disorders including asperger's disorder are developmental brain disorders. These individuals have difficulty with social skills that interfere with their ability to function normally. Many different characteristics can be present. Difficulty with conversation, inability to think abstractly, repetitive movements and verbalizations, sensory processing problems, etc... ...Read more

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Besides being a character trait, is there any mental disorder that could be related to being an extreeeemely sore loser yet not having a big ego?

Besides being a character trait, is there any mental disorder that could be related to being an extreeeemely sore loser yet not having a big ego?

Passive aggressive: behavior may be what you're describing. Society teaches many of us to repress anger so we're reluctant to speak up when we feel offended. Like a chemical reaction, this always produces resentment, holding it in but expressing anger indirectly, often unaware of it. A sore loser views losing as a big deal but is it? Learning to speak up & to work thru defeat are good therapy topics. :) ...Read more

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What is the difference between a child with asperger's disease and someone with social anxiety?

What is the difference between a child with asperger's disease and someone with social anxiety?

A world apart: On the surface at a social event, the two entities can look similar: poor eye contact, little discussion, odd utterances. However, a child with social anxiety will have normal social interaction in trusted environments, understand social cues, have a clear idea of social norms, adaptations, etc. A child with asperger's does not have these things, and has other issues like sensory and processing. ...Read more

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What are Asperger disease?

What are Asperger disease?

A type of Autism: The term "asperger's disorder" was coined to identify individuals with good intellectual function and relatively normal language who still had poor social skills and odd or unusual behaviors. Because subsequent studies have shown that it has few differences from autistic individuals with similar iqs, the term my disappear in the next diagnostic manual to become part of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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The sherlock holmes movie character has a photographic memory. Do some people really have this, and how common is this trait?

The sherlock holmes movie character has a photographic memory. Do some people really have this, and how common is this trait?

Real, but uncommon: Photographic, or eidetic memory--the ability to recall things in abundance and in great detail, is a real phenomenon, and may be associated with larger than normal caudate nuclei in the basal ganglia of the brain. It is very uncommon. ...Read more

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How can I become a psychologist? What character traits do I need?

How can I become a psychologist? What character traits do I need?

Becoming a : Psychologist requires a BA in Psychology, a MA and. PhD in psychology which takes about 9 years. You need to be intelligent, inquisitive, empathetic, patient, and persistent with a strong moral compass and social skills. You need to be open to work on your emotional issues, as well. ...Read more

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I'm bipolar and can't keep a relationship. What type of character traits in another person would be able to deal with my ups and downs?

I'm bipolar and can't keep a relationship. What type of character traits in another person would be able to deal with my ups and downs?

I don't really know: of a particular character type to search for in a significant other if you are bipolar. I would encourage you to focus your energies on becoming as well as possible. The more healthy that you are - the higher the possibility that you will be able to establish a healthy relationship with a mentally healthy person. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Sometimes, depending: Most people with asperger's syndrome do not have language delays, and are able to work and earn their livings. They do have difficulty relating to others though, and see the world very differently. There are varying intensities of these problems, and how much they interfere with social interactions. Any disability evaluation would have to consider these issues. http://tinyurl.com/nxtwc8c. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the label asperger’s disorder?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the label asperger’s disorder?

Understandingt: Read look me in the eye by john elder robison to see how many of the behaviors and learning styles of persons with asperger's can be misinterpreted, often negatively. Labels also help you get accomodations at school and work under federal laws. You may also qualify for federal funding for therapy and medications, if you need them for adhd or anxiety. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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