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Do Most People With Asperger Syndrome Encounter Depression
Is there something more I can do to remedy my depression and insomnia symptoms? (I happen to have Aspergers Syndrome)
Many things: The best treatments for depression are medications, counseling and exercise. The more of them you do the more likely you are to feel better. Treating the depression may relieve the insomnia but here's some other ideas:no caffeine 12 hrs before bedtime, no electronics 3 hrs before bedtime, do not exercise just before sleep and do not take meds or eat 3 hours before sleep. good luck and feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Can you recommend a good psychiatrist in st. Louis mo for my child he has depression and asperger's syndrome?
How to find referral: Ways to find a psychiatrist include consulting your therapist or primary care. Also there are many websites that list psychiatrists and their ratings from patients, as well as areas of specialty. Check healthtap! you can also talk to acquaintances that see a psychiatrist. Your insurance company also often knows of providers that are well respected in a certain area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnostical and: Statistical manual of mental disorders criteria are used to make diagnoses. ...Read more
Asperger's syndrome and depression question. My son is 17 and has both -- what's the best approach?
Treat the depression: Adolescents with asperger's disorder not uncommonly have anxiety or depression, possibly secondary to feeling so different from others their age. Depression is highly treatable both with medications and with talk therapies. The latter would need someone who knows about asperger's disorder and can establish a relationship with your son, but therapy is quite possible and apt to help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aspergers: In most cases yes if they receive the support necessary to become independent, including family, friends and professional assistance from qualified mental health professionals. Best. ...Read more
Pre 3 years: Abnormal eye contact, aloofness, failure to turn when called by name, failure to use gestures to point or show, a lack of interactive play, a lack of interest in peers. Some of these behaviors may be apparent in the first few months of a child’s life, or they may appear later. problems in one of the areas of communication and socialization or repetitive, restricted behavior must be present by 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: At present, no medications have been shown to treat any form of pervasive developmnental disorder (pdd)--increasing called autism spectrum disorders (asd). Some symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and obsessions may respond to medications, but we have no cure--or even good treatement--for the disorder itself, whether asperger's or autism ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...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
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