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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
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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Diagnostical and: Statistical manual of mental disorders criteria are used to make diagnoses. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer