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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Non Verbal Learning Disorder And Aspergers Syndrome

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

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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Learning Disorders (Definition)

as ADHD, which is an undifferentiated, attention-based learning disability all by itself. LD's usually come in two main varieties, although there are thousands of subtypes. Visual LD's involve a disturbance/limitation in encoding, organizing and decoding visual information, usually seen in reading. Auditory LD's are the same ony with information taken in with the ears. ...Read more


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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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What are the changes in the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

What are the changes in the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

A variety: Research relating impairment to structure has found a variety of abnormalities that correlate with each other in severity. Structures, areas & networks of temporal lobes involved in recognizing faces, processing sensory & emotional input, & rapid learning of new info have small, densely -packed neurons with short or disrupted connections the ? Is cause vs. Effect of experience & behavior, or both. ...Read more

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Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Aspergers: Not exactly sure what your question means but if you want to understand a little bit about asperger's you can start by watching this short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol affect somebody with aspergers syndrome?

How does drinking alcohol affect somebody with aspergers syndrome?

Not very well.: Many aspergers sufferers abuse alcohol, because initially it can relieve the anxiety of social situations and make them feel as though they can fit in. Ultimately, though, reliance on alcohol can lead such people down the same path that all alcoholics travel - self-destruction and worsening of the very problems that they hope to alleviate by drinking. ...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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What's a good way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

What's a good way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

Aspergers: This can be frustrating but talk to a dietician and psychologist who understand this issue. Try food chaining. This may help. http://youtu.be/3c_sahznatc. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

What's the best way to get my 10year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy food?

Porvide good food : Aspies have very narrowed interests that they defend with awesome pedantism. Try to provide nutritious foods within their parameters. Arguing with an aspie is futile and can lead to conduct problems. This isn't to recommend they eat whatever they want, but use wise choices within their menu of likes. See . ...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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Could i with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Could i with aspergers syndrome develop hyper sensitivity to sound, smell and light at a later stage in?

Anyone on the: Autism spectrum can develop the hyper sensitivity you mention. Anyone can, for that matter, but people on the spectrum may be more at risk. Great plains laboratory has a good website with info and lab tests. Please see you doc for a check up to rule out other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have aspergers syndrome, my girlfriend of 3 years cheated on me and left me, and i vomit everyday and somtimes there is blood?

I have aspergers syndrome, my girlfriend of 3 years cheated on me and left me, and i vomit everyday and somtimes there is blood?

Sounds dangerous: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your daily vomiting is very worrisome. Please see your primary care physician and tell him/her about this. The blood indicates that you could have irritated/injured your esophagus or stomach. You may also benefit from working with a therapist regarding your asperger's and relationships. If your vomiting is self-induced, you need ongoing care for eating disorder. ...Read more

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Could people with aspergers syndrome have delayed muscle development?

See websites' info : www.myaspergerschild.com/2010/09/aspergers-children-and... Treato.Com/asperger%27s+disorder, developmental+delay/?A=... www.mayoclinic.com/health/aspergers-syndrome/ds00551/... Asperger's syndrome — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment for a disorder affecting communication, social skills. ...Read more

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Our 13yr old aspergers syndrome is struggling with obesity and weight loss?

Rather confusing: Is your aspie obese? Or is having weight loss? Do you mean your aspie is obese and has difficulty losing weight? Please resubmit. ...Read more

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How do I live a good life with aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers: This is simple and hard. Live a good life, push your comfort zones, become a human detective and accept and embrace you are awesome. Watch this...Aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can people with aspergers syndrome ever have a personality?

Absolutely: Asperger's can be of varying severity and many people with the syndrome live full and happy lives. You may not even know a person has asperger's by their personality. ...Read more