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Doctor insights on: Cognitive Profile Aspergers Disorder

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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To what extent are conduct disorder and aspergers similar?

To what extent are conduct disorder and aspergers similar?

This may help: Aspies are troublesome because they really don't understand others; most want to be liked and to fit in & be good people but lack basic social intuition, haven't figured out that relationships are more important than being right. Conduct disorder is repetitive pattern of behavior showing gross indifference to the basic rights of others that a kid of the age should comprehend. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

Very different: With conduct disorders people often intentionally break rules and have delinquent behaviors. With aspergers they simply have quirky behavior and difficulty understanding social norms. ...Read more

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Is there any way or any link you can give me to help me cope with aspergers disorder for a fifteen year old kid?

Expectations: If you want a smooth-talking, team-sport-focused, extraverted chummy-with-everybody life-of-the-party politician, you will be bitterly disappointed and you and junior will both lose. Aspies tend to be very grateful for opportunities to take part in strength / endurance sports rather than team sports, learn basic social skills that don't come easy, & enjoy academic pleasures most people never have. ...Read more

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What is aspergers disorder? Can someone tell me what it is and what it does?

Clinical picture: A constellation of behaviors and patterns of thought that tend to run together. Powerful focus on a few narrow intellectual areas. Poor physical coordination. Much difficulty reading and understanding other people. Rapid mechanical speech. The tendency to be a jerk without realizing it is distressing both to the aspie and to others. Focus of rx is on learning to be a diplomat -- can help us all. ...Read more

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Could having aspergers mean that i can't get any other mental illnesses and or disorders?

Could having aspergers mean that i can't get any other mental illnesses and or disorders?

I wish there was a: Way to protect us from the many psychological illnesses out there but having one challenge such as aspergers does not necessarily protect us from others. Healthy lifestyle including good diet, exercise, perhaps counseling, are a much better way of staying healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have apsergers syndrome, does having aspergers mean that i can't get anyother form of mental ilness and or disorder?

Find a therapist: &/coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. You can have additional diagnosis along with Aspergers. ...Read more

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Can aspergers turn into antisocial personality disorder?

Can aspergers turn into antisocial personality disorder?

Asperger's, : Not usually. Asperger patients may be a-social, in the sense that they care little to be social.. But antisocial people are self-centered and take advantage of people. They are often outwardly very social but for their own gain. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Yes : These are two distinct disorders that could co-occur. The issue is differentiating that the symptoms encompassed by social anxiety disorder are exclusive from aspergers. Since social anxiety involves a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations where scrutiny is possible (and anxiety about these events)this can be distinct from symptoms characteristic of aspergers. ...Read more