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Doctor insights on: Communication And Social Skills Exercises For Children With Aspergers Syndrome

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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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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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I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

Aspergers: I have worked with and treated several patients with aspergers. Depending on the severity of the disorder, there are a number of helpful interventions. Talking with a qualified psychologist can help you learn how to interact more effectively with others, learn to develop better interpersonal skills and live a more fulfilling life. Don't give up hope, seek treatment. ...Read more

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Are aspergers people aware and bothered by the fact that they lack social skills and nay be socially awkward? Or do they not notice?

Social awkwardness: Most people with asperger's disorder want friends and to be able to join social activities. They lack social pragmatic skills. Social pragmatics can be taught. ...Read more

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Can people with aspergers syndrome ever have a normal personality?

Can people with aspergers syndrome ever have a normal personality?

Yes: Aspergers is not a personality disorder. The disorder effects that person in different ways. If you are looking for "normal". Normal is on a spectrum. And people with aspergers work, marry, have children, and function just like you and i. ...Read more

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Son was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could I do to minimize it?

Son was  diagnosed with aspergers syndrome.What could I do to minimize it?

Aspergers: Try this intro http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xg1ngp1ngds best tx includes a team leader for parenting advice as well as lots of social skills groups and training for both the child and the family. Sometimes siblings need help too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aspergers syndrome or knows people with it or knows about it well?

Long topic: I will need to refer you to a website:www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more

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I might be suffering from aspergers syndrome. I want to take a test, where can I do this?

Psych. Evaluation : A psychiatric evaluation or psychological testing will help diagnose this for you. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Do people with aspergers syndrome feel cold/chills a lot?

Not particularly: However, some people with this and similar disorders notice environmental factors like noise, room temperature, lighting conditions to a greater extent that most people and may find them distressing to a degree others do not. If by chills you mean being distressed by a room seeming cold to you this would not be a rare happening for people with aspergers. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with aspergers syndrome have a higher divorce rate?

Aspergers: Because of the nature of Asperger's disorder, the social interactions they experience are different than the "normal" group. Anxiety, misperception, poor communication, black and white thinking are prominent and these symptoms/characteristics may not always mesh well in a relationship. ...Read more

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How exactly is depression and aspergers syndrome diagnosed?

How exactly is depression and aspergers syndrome diagnosed?

Diagnostical and: Statistical manual of mental disorders criteria are used to make diagnoses. ...Read more

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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

Comparison: Personally speaking , there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality! ...Read more

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What illnesses are connected to aspergers syndrome eg depression ?

Multi : It can have symptoms of anxiety most common is obsession or poor social skills . Some people live their life without any issues average working have family . Depends on education social skills support. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me effects on the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

Can you please tell me effects on the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

Asbergers disorder: It is not the effects on the brain of aspergers, it is the brain wiring and chemical balances that cause aspergers. Aspergers is an anxxiety disorder characterized by people who have difficulty reading the emotions of others, they want friends but lack the social skills to maintain friendships. They often do not understand social concepts and how other feel. ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?

BPD: Actually the two disorders are pretty far apart diagnostically. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods. Individuals with bpd are highly sensitive to non-verbal communications, rejections, abandonment feelings etc. Asperger's disorder is closer to autism in the disconnection from others and difficulty reading non-verbal cues and communications. ...Read more

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I have 2 kids one has a major heart defect and has aspergers syndrome. My other was born 100% healthy.What are my odds of having another healthy baby?

I have 2 kids one has a major heart defect and has aspergers syndrome. My other was born 100% healthy.What are my odds of having another healthy baby?

It Depends: There may be more factors to consider before arriving at reasonably predictable odds. I suggest, you seek out a medical geneticist for your best answer. There are dna tests needed along with a precise history from both sides of the family; then the odds can be calculated. It would, in my opinion, be unethical to give you the answer you want without having much more data. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello I am called charlie and I have aspergers syndrome.I am also a clinical psychiatrist.I would like another psychiatrist's if I should have risper?

Hello I am called charlie and I have aspergers syndrome.I am also a clinical psychiatrist.I would like another psychiatrist's if I should have risper?

13 years old?: I'm sorry, but only adults can use healthtap, and your age is listed as 13 years. You would also be the first 13-year-old "clinical psychiatrist" I have ever met. The time required to complete that training is 12 years, so you would have had to start college at 1 year of age. Please ask your parents and/or your doctor to explain about risperdal. Best wishes anyway. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

Can smoking weed when you have aspergers syndrome increase your risk of schizophrenia?

YES: Smoking weed whether you have aspergers or not increases the risk of developing psychosis/schizophrenia. It also increase the chance of developing what in other countries is referred to as "amotivational syndrome" where the person level of motivation and volition drops significantly please stop using for your health feel better. ...Read more

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How difficult is it for someone who has aspergers syndrome to get a job with responsibility?

Asperger: Depending on onset & severity & education background, not at all difficult, as long as co-workers are supportive. ...Read more

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