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Doctor insights on: Children With Aspergers Coping With Grief

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Grief (Definition)

Grief is a normal reaction to a major loss, and is full of unhappiness and emotional pain. Events causing grief include the end of a significant personal relationship, the death of a loved one, or another traumatic life-changing event. Each person feels grief in his own way, but there are common stages to grieving. The process begins with recognizing a loss and continues over time until a person ...Read more


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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 are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...Read more

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I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

I need statistics on aspergers syndrome. How many people have it (children, young adults, adults). ?

Not Well Established: The prevalence of asperger syndrome (as) is not well established. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 88 children age 8 will have an autism spectrum disorder. No studies have yet been conducted to determine the incidence of asperger syndrome in adult populations, but studies of children with the disorder suggest that their problems with socialization and communication continue into adulthood. ...Read more

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I want to reduce the chances of my future children inheriting asperger's syndrom. I am a 30-year-old male with no kids. So, how much time do I have?

I want to reduce the chances of my future children inheriting asperger's syndrom. I am a 30-year-old male with no kids. So, how much time do I have?

No one knows: Asperger's syndrome is not known to be inherited though genes are thought to play a role. If you are referring to a heightened incidence with an advanced fathers age autism is the full spectrum condition that has been connected to advancing age. Rule of thumb: men's genetic mutations double every 16 yrs. So sooner is better than later. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if children's eating habits play a big role if they have asperger's ?

Wanted to know if children's eating habits play a big role if they have asperger's ?

Eating gets complex: For Aspy kids, the usual complexities of having food be appealing and eating can get really awful. Unless it becomes a real problem getting adequate nutrition, not making a fuss about eating can spare everyone a lot of unnecessary misery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tell my children about our divorce? Our son hugo has aspergers and our 14 year old has celiac and type one diabetes

What is the best way to tell my children about our divorce? Our son hugo has aspergers and our 14 year old has celiac and type one diabetes

No one best way: I believe it's impossible to predict the BEST way to go about telling children about a divorce. The method should be one agreed-upon by both parents and I would think should involve either a family meeting or at least one parent telling both children at the same time. And then, the other parent having a conference if it's not possible to have the whole family together. Best of luck to you all. ...Read more

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Can aspergers last forever?

How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...Read more

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How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

Maybe with Oxytocin: Early trials with oxytocin have been encouraging. It will take some time however, for this treatment to effectively go mainstream. ...Read more

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