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Difference Between Being Shy And Aspergers
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?
Asperger's is more: Although Asperger's involves social skills deficits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome#Social_interaction), that is only one aspect of the disorder (which in the new DSM is now placed on a continuum called Autistic Spectrum Disorder). Another key aspect is stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior (see Wikipedia article above). A clinical psychologist can help differentiate. ...Read more
Not the same: Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with poor social pragmatic skills and difficulty 'reading' people's facial expressions and non verbal body language. They tend to want friends but have lack pragmatic skills to manage them. Passive aggressive behavior reflects a with holing of cooperative interaction. Often this is negative behavior without aggression. ...Read more
Because the same : core deficits - diminished or absent joint attention, facial recognition & Theory Of Mind - exist in all types of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, the diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome & PDD-NOS were subsumed into ASD in the DSM-V. The level of ASD is defined by the type & degree of supports needed for a person with ASD to function optimally, 1 being the lowest level of need & 3 being the highest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impairment: Most of us are shy in at least some settings. If you are shy but it doesn't interfere with how you live your life, don't worry about it. It shyness starts to rule--avoiding situations, refusing to go somewhere you really want to go, becoming a "homebody, " then it well may be more than just shyness and time to seek help with a professional. ...Read more
They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academically and have social problems because they do not read emotional cues well at all. Autism usually has more severe developmental and language delays with diarrhea, constipation, self stemming, and eating issues. This is a broad and general description. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism spectrum: Autistic disorders, like many, if not most, other diseases and disorders, exist on a spectrum from milder to more severe. Asperger's disorder is a way of describing someone in the "higher functioning" or "milder" range of the spectrum. Although if you are someone or a loved one with the disorder, there is probably nothing that seems " mild" about it. Best wishes. ...Read more
Difference: Asperger syndrome is part of the autism spectrum. In the usa it is no longer a proper diagnosis, although it does describe a particular pattern within the spectrum. Generally, they have more social interest, they have at least average (often high) intelligence, and they have narrow areas of interest (weather, dinosaurs, pokemon, etc) about which they learn every fact. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different: Aspergers syndrome patients (as) are uniquely different than high functioning autism patients. As patients are socially awkward, but have better adaptive abilities, have no self stimulation or echolalia, and are more academically capable. High functioning autism patients retain their self stimulation and echolalia. Then are able to succeed in school, but they are different clinically than as. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two questions: what are the likes and differences between aspergers and autism? And, how is each treated?
How the mind works: Asperger types excel at focusing narrowly on single topics, and have trouble reading and understanding others. The worst is that they can be unlikable without realizing it. Managing it consists of learning social skills, often with guidance, and taking advantage of the plusses that it offers intellectually. ...Read more
Severity: In autism social, communication and restricted range of or odd behaviors is characteristic, in asperger's disorder there are social pbms and a restricted range of, or odd behaviors. In schizophrenia, hallucinations and or delusions in the context of impairment is required. There is often someover lap in that perceptual abn can be present to different degrees in all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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