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Doctor insights on: Disorders Commonly Misdiagnosed As 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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How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

Maybe with Oxytocin: Early trials with oxytocin have been encouraging. It will take some time however, for this treatment to effectively go mainstream. ...Read more

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What to do about aspergers syndrome!?

What to do about aspergers syndrome!?

OASIS;MAAP: Usually, patients, family and friends can benefit from the support, advice, education and guidance of established organizations and associations. Oasis;maap is an association worthy of use. Their website is http://www. Aspergersyndrome. Org, and they can be contacted at 12196621311. ...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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What effects does aspergers syndrome have on teens and adults?

Aspergers: First take a look at this video to get an overview of asperger's. Then it will likely be clear. Main issues are social difficulties and trouble with change and transition. But it is all highly variable. Hope you enjoy the video. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

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

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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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Isn't language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Isn't language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Yes: Asperger is in the autistic spectrum where language delay is a foremost symptom. Since it is a relatively mild form of the condition it is not too surprising that speech is developing. ...Read more

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What are the signs of being a sociopath and having aspergers syndrome?

Different motives: Here's a simplistic account from a non-psychiatrist who's seen a lot. Both treat others badly. Sociopaths are indifferent to the feelings of others, and cause pain because they enjoy doing it. They don't care. Aspies cannot understand the feelings of others and do not mean to be jerks. They are very grateful when guided to being more diplomatic and able to read others. ...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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I just wanted to know can individual with aspergers syndrome ever hope to live a normal life?

Aspergers: Psychologists do not talk about achieving a " normal life"- we don't know what that is! I have had many individuals in my practice who were considered high functioning find good jobs, get married and have a family. Their social difficulties do cause difficulties, but they manage to find understanding spouses and employment where they can flourish. ...Read more

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Aspergers syndrome. I feel my son is showing many signs of this condition. How do I go about getting a diagnosis (we are in uk).

Please start: W/family doctor who may refer you to a clinical psychologist or neurologist. If that is indeed the case search around for programs that work with folks w/aspergers. Early intervention can be very helpful. Great plains laboratory in us but works world wide may be helpful w/info and testing. They very best to you. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for aspergers syndrome?

What are some treatments for aspergers syndrome?

Many: Some aspies need counseling, academic support or medication, some don't. It's very individual. What you should have is an experienced doctor & counselor to assure the diagnosis and be there for times of help. Social skills training is sometimes useful. See . ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of Aspergers syndrome?

Complex: Asperger syndrome, is thought to represent alterations in brain development resulting from interactions between multiple genes and the environment. Problems in the connections between the amygdala and associated structures of the brain may play a role in the pathogenesis. People with Aspergers have difficulty with memory, facial recognition. ...Read more

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What should I expect from the test for aspergers syndrome?

Depends: There are several screening tests that can be used and they usually involve a series of direct questions to parents and care givers as well as direct interactions and observations of the patient. After the screening is scored the likelihood of the patient having the disorder is determined. The screening may take some time to be scored and is usually done after the patient has left. ...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?

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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What is aspergers syndrome?

What is aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...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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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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How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

How can I cope with aspergers syndrome?

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 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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What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's: Asperger's is a type of developmental disorder related to autism. In it there are problems with social skills; difficulty initiating and maintaining conversation; odd or repetitive behaviors; unusual preoccupations or rituals; coordination problems; limited range of interests; highly skilled in a particular area like music, math, or computers. ...Read more

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How to like someone with aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's syndrome: Actually, the process is pretty much the same as for a person without asperger's syndrome. Either you do like someone or you don't. We don't usually have good reasons, at least in the beginning. Asperger's syndrome is associated with many symptoms which impair social relationships, so it may be harder to relate, but in the end, you either really like them the way they are or you don. T. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

A mix not all bad: Physical clumsiness, speech often rapid / mechanical. Ability to focus the mind on narrow topics far beyond most folks'. May be fascinated with utterly useless (train schedules, comics) or hugely helpful (math, science) areas. Amazing lack of social intuition, is sometimes a total jerk without meaning to be. World is confusing & frightening. You can't help by criticizing / exhorting. ...Read more

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Can someone explain adult aspergers syndrome?

Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have aspergers syndrome?

Why do you ask?: There's no pill / cure so whether it's even worth diagnosing is moot. Get help with social skills that others learn naturally. Choose a strength / endurance sport rather than a team / coordination sport. Your mind focuses amazingly; choose science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far. If you're good with being single / along, you're very fortunate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have aspergers syndrome?

Get Evaluated: If you think you might have Asperger's, you could be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist that specializes in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders in adults. However, unless it's a problem for you, there's no reason to get labeled. It's unlikely (though possible) that Asperger's would first start to be a problem at your age. ...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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How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

How to cope with aspergers syndrome in your child?

Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your childĀ“s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs of aspergers syndrome?

What are the tell tale signs of aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's: The two major areas of deficit in asperger's are problems with 1) social interaction and 2) stereotyped and repetative patterns of behavior. You can read specific details at the apa website however, it is best to get a consult from a comprensive team of professionals because this a subtle diagnosis and not a simple check list. ...Read more

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How can I check to see if I have aspergers syndrome?

How can I check to see if I have aspergers syndrome?

Questionares consult: Simple questionares are available on every good university yale stanford and all the campus look up yale developmental center. My foundation and nonprofit wow village has a website u can contact us through websites and we can guide adi and ados simple questionares books written like born on a blue day are great for insight. ...Read more

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What can I do to check if I have aspergers syndrome?

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

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...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

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Will all my kids have aspergers syndrome id one already does?

Will all my kids have aspergers syndrome id one already does?

Higher Risk: If you have one child wtih asperger's syndrome, there is a higher risk of another child having similar problems compared to the general population. However, the chances are still much greater that your other children will not have the same problem. You would also want to be aware of an increased risk of adhd and anxiety-related problems in your other children. ...Read more

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Help? I believe my boyfriend may have mild aspergers syndrome?

Help? I believe my boyfriend may have mild aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers: Consider showing him this! Check out this video on youtube:

http://youtu. Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more