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Doctor insights on: Controlling Aspergers Self Talk

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How do you best talk to a 7 year old child with aspergers?

How do you best talk to a 7 year old child with aspergers?

Kneel down: So your face is at his level, make eye contact, in a non distracting environment, and end with a hug. ...Read more

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When i.Was younger i had intense interests in various things (ie dinosaurs) and i would constantly talk about it and.Know all facts. Is that aspergers?

When i.Was younger i had intense interests in various things (ie dinosaurs) and i would constantly talk about it and.Know all facts. Is that aspergers?

Not so fast: Sometimes kids are bright, curious, and interested in things -- a normal state rather than diagnostic of a problem. Some kids with aspergers can also show such characteristics, especially if they cannot related to others except through their own specific interests. Please don't be so quick to self-diagnose. But it there's something you're really worried about in your current life, see your doc. ...Read more

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My nephew has been diagnosed with high functioning aspergers he constantly feels that he is being bullied and people are talking about him my dister i?

My nephew has been diagnosed with high functioning aspergers he constantly feels that he is being bullied and people are talking about him my dister i?

Social skills: One of the major problems in aspie's is their poor social skills. As consequence they tend to be teased a great deal. Also there is a problem with auditory perception in aspie's. The school should provide an in-service for bullying and asperger's. He may benefit from social skills training classes. He should be under the care of a physician experienced in dealing with developmental disorders. ...Read more

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I heard this, People with aspergers have no problem with talking to new people. Is this true, as I seem to have difficulty. Or am I just shy/introver?

No, it is not true: There are many reasons why people are uncomfortable talking to new individuals; being an introvert, being shy, social anxiety disorder is also a possibilty; It is a good idea to see a mental health professional to get it checked out; ...Read more

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Is there a link between speaking loudly and aspergers?

Is there a link between speaking loudly and aspergers?

Yes: Just as aspies tend to have poor physical coordination, modulating the speed, tone and volume of the voice may be difficult. Things that are obvious to others are seldom obvious to the aspie; criticism will only hurt and guidance is often very helpful. This isn't something that junior can handle on his own and a short course of speech therapy may be very helpful. ...Read more

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Hello, I have Aspergers and ADHD. Recently, I have had some trouble organizing thoughts, especially during public speaking. Is there any fix?

Hello, I have Aspergers and ADHD. Recently, I have had some trouble organizing thoughts, especially during public speaking. Is there any fix?

ADHD: There are medications but a treatment called neurofeedback can be a good choice. A clinical psychologist who does biofeedback is the type of pro to see. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have aspergers and self harm, what to do?

I have aspergers and self harm, what to do?

There are two: Things that you need support for, aspergers as well as self-harm. Please see your doc for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in aspergers. He/she will work w/you to help you manage feelings and behaviors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am not comfortable or get nervous when I'm in a group. It's much easier to talk one on one. Do I have any problem? Asperger? Any solution?

Social Anxiety: I understand your discomfort in a group situation. Respect yourself for being comfortable to talk one to one, therefore it is not Asperger. At the end of the day, make list of your social encounters one to one, reflect on your comfort, easiness and relaxed feeling. Some nervousness and discomfort in unfamiliar groups is ok. See a Therapist if you have marked anxiety or avoiding social settings ...Read more

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I know a friend who have Asperger and he is feeling down i would like to help him. Would it be an idea to talk to him about getting ssri ? Thanks

Yes - talk is good: The real answer is "it depends". Perhaps all your friend needs is your company, shoulder & ear to share concerns. Unfortunately, it's tricky finding right ssri for each individual. Worse, ssris don't work for everyone. Even so, they shouldn't be dismissed out of hand but preferably used in conjunction w/professional counseling. But in the end, you can never have too many friends. ...Read more

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Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Why do I keep thinking people are talking about me. Like calling me an asperger or gay. I am diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. Is it related? On meds

Paranoia: by definition means that we can think/feel others are calling us names, thinking poorly of us, etc. Sorry you are dealing w/this. Please continue to see your doctors and consider doing healthy things such as good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Peace and good health. We are all more than what others think of us, real or not. ...Read more

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Can i get prescribed Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) if I have autism? (more specifically speaking; asperger's syndrome?)

Can i get prescribed Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) if I have autism? (more specifically speaking; asperger's syndrome?)

Yes, you can take: stimulant medication if diagnosed with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type. 40-70 % of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have ADHD. Start at a lower dose than is used for adults who have ADHD but no ASD & increase the dose in smaller increments to its maximum effect. Stimulants can increase anxiety, common in ASD. You may need to add a an anti-anxiety medication or use a non-stimulant. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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Can you die from aspergers syndrome?

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 more

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Can there be a way to cure aspergers?

No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...Read more

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How do you get assessed for aspergers?

How do you get assessed for aspergers?

Aspergers: You need to find a ggod psychologist who does this kind of testing in adults. Consult your priamry care doctor as a first step. ...Read more

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Could anybody have aspergers syndrome?

No: It is a developmental disorder that is life-long. You cannot come down with it later in life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How to know if I have aspergers syndrome?

Seek expert advice.: The specific signs and symptoms of asperger's can be shared by many other conditions, with various causes. It is very important to seek expert advice and expert evaluation to diagnose this condition with sensitivity and skill. Please, find a neurologist or a psychologist with experience with this condition. ...Read more

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How to tell what form of aspergers i have?

Only one form: The term asperger's disorder is about to disappear from the psychiatric diagnostic manual but currently is one of the pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), along with autism and pdd not otherwise specified. It's characterized by poor social skills, relatively normal language, and odd or unusually intense areas of interest. There are no subtypes. It isn't something one "gets" as an adult. ...Read more

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