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Difference Between Non Verbal Learning Disorder And Aspergers Syndrome
Need tips on helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or asperger's disorder? What do I do?
Nonverbal Learning: Disorder is best diagnosed & managed by a neuropsychological evaluation followed by specific recommendations for the child's current functional impairments in learning, behavior & peer interaction. The results help a developmental/behavioral pediatrician search for the genetic or other medical cause of the NLD. Find info on http://www.nldontheweb.org/nldentrylevelreading/nldcharacteristics.html. ...Read more
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more
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
Maybe: There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers. The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals. ...Read more
Is there any link at all between schizophrenia and aspergers syndrome? Are the two related in any way, shape or form?
New perspective...: Research has shown that a significant number of people previously diagnosed with schizophrenia are being re-diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), to include Asperger's. This is happening due to our increased understanding of ASD and its effects. Talk to your MH provider about what this means for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently diagnosed with aspergers syndrome. What can I do to minimize it so people don't get mad at me?
Work with therapist: If the diagnosis is accurate, you have some degree of difficulty understanding that other people may have a different point of view or a different emotional reaction than yours to a given event. Self-education & insight are important. Social skills group therapy is key; you'll learn to shorten your answers, give others a turn to speak, & practice what to say in some situations. O.A.S.I.S. Website. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosis isn't key: What you do is what matters. No magic rx. Key is learning not be be an unintentional jerk. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Get good at a strength / endurance sport. Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expect zero in return. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do all people people with aspergers syndrome have to have a specific routine that they have to stick too?
This is more common: amongst Aspergers people, but not a sine qua non. Aspergers folks tend to get way more into less and less subjects and activities, usually to the relative exclusion of social interactions. On the surface this may look like over-routinization, but could be that they are compensating their anxiety about social contacts. Sticking to a routine also lowers anxiety (establishes certainty, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Expect the best: Help facilitate success. You have to want more for your life. Many "aspies" can live full &fulfilling lives, given proper encouragement, opportunities and treatment. And there are new toys, treatments & experiences being developed all the time for such children. Adults also have more support & knowledgeable professional help available now than ever. Either way, there is much joy available to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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