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Disorders Commonly Misdiagnosed As Aspergers Syndrome
Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See a professional.: Talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diagnostical and: Statistical manual of mental disorders criteria are used to make diagnoses. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Consider showing him this! Check out this video on youtube:
http://youtu. Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more