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Doctor insights on: Does Asperger Syndrome Affect Life Expectancy

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What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?

What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?

Delayed Development: Asperger syndrome (as) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior, problems with non-verbal communication, clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements, and limited or inappropriate facial expressions. As a relatively new diagnosis, it is often over diagnosed. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

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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What would the life expectancy of a patient with aspergers syndrome be?

What would the life expectancy of a patient with aspergers syndrome be?

Normal exectancy: Individuals with aspergers disorder do not have any specific related conditions that would shorten the life span of an affected individual. ...Read more

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We don't qualify for welfare, so how do I get my son help with Asperger syndrome?

We don't qualify for welfare, so how do I get my son help with Asperger syndrome?

Ask your Doctor: You can also look at asperger. Com you can find information. Your local school system special education department my youngest son has aspergers it is difficult to find help but it is out there. ...Read more

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What is the method which I can change my Asperger syndrome so my work doesn't judge me?

As perfects does not: Go away. The more you understand your condition the more you can help people at work understand your idiosyncrasies. ...Read more

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At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

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 more

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Are there any medicines that can cure Asperger syndrome?

Are there any medicines that can cure Asperger syndrome?

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 more

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How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

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

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How do I recognize the signs of Asperger syndrome in a child?

How do I recognize the signs of Asperger syndrome in a child?

AUTISM: Asperger syndrome is the most common. Starts in infancy or before 3 years old. Abnormal social interaction, delayed speech, repetitive ritual behaviors and unpredictable mood changes. ...Read more

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Any cure for Asperger syndrome yet?

Hmmmm: I view aspergers as a uniqueness among humans, rather than a disorder. Even though there are biological abnormalities in aspergers patients, aspies are wonderful gifted folks who have narrowed but incredible skill sets. They may require help to get along in our society, but mostly they need to love themselves, refine their social armamentarium, & perfect their gifts. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for Asperger syndrome?

Is there any cure for Asperger syndrome?

No cure.: Like most illnesses that we humans are susceptible to, asperger's is an illness that can be managed, but not cured. Other such illnesses are high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, etc. ...Read more

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Does the Asperger syndrome have xyy chromosome?

Not by definition: Someone with xyy may has asperger's disorder but that is not part of the disorder itself. ...Read more

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Confused at 60== think I have Asperger syndrome?

Need Evaluation: It would be unusual to be diagnosed with asperger's syndrome at age 60, because this disorder would need to be present on a lifelong basis. It would be important for you to make an appointment for a full evaluation with a mental health professional, preferably someone who is familiar with asperger's. If you are concerned about the recent onset of difficulties you are dealing with something else. ...Read more

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I'm confused, think I have Asperger syndrome. How do I know?

Perplexing: Folks with Asperger syndrome, for the most part, are socially perplexed. They seem to have most of their difficulties in social situations. Many with aspergers realize they are different then most people. Finding out what one's differences are and being able to make some adjustments relative to certain social nuances can help one function easier and with less anxiety. ...Read more

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Is an Asperger patient self-aware enough to know he has Asperger syndrome?

Depends on age: Many with Asperger disorder know they are different from others, although it may be hard to them to pin down exactly what the dfiference is. Especially among teenagers, anxiety and depression can become quite common because of the awareness of the differences with peers without knowing what to do about it. Others are quite content with their lives & see themselves as different but in good ways. ...Read more

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Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? Ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? Ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Asperger's: Can cause challenges in communication but they can be overcome to some degree. Difficulty reading the nonverbals and facial expressions of others may may putting your own feelings into words in response to theirs. Ask questions if you are not clear about what someone is saying and they you will be able to formulate a response better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I be a good father whit the Asperger syndrome?

Aspergers: Yes! Aspergers is awesome! The dsm5 failed. If you want to know a lot more. Watch my dr g aspie show at http://www. Southeastpsychstudios. Com. ...Read more

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Can I go to university whit the Asperger syndrome?

Yes you can.: Yes, and you'll do just fine. You do not have to worry about Asperger syndrome. You will be great. Have fun and good luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have Asperger syndrome or social anxiety?

How to know if I have Asperger syndrome or social anxiety?

Psych eval: Social anxiety can be a part of asd, I would work on social skills and cognitive therapy with a counselor and get a trial of ssri medication with a psych sitarist. Also clean up your diet and remove additives. ...Read more

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What are the mild symptoms of autism and Asperger syndrome?

What are the mild symptoms of autism and Asperger syndrome?

Autism signs/sxs: In children, red flags for autism/aspergers is diverse. Impaired social skills, speech & language & nonverbal communication difficulties, and inflexible behaviors are classic themes. In babies and toddlers: no-eye contact, smiles, response to name, following objects visually, reciprocal behavior, initiation or response to cuddling, playing with others or sharing interest/enjoyment. ...Read more

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How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

Possibly: Anger management combined with social pragmatics training may be helpful. If you add attending a social pragmatics group, it allows for putting into practice what is taught in anger management and social individual pragmatics training. ...Read more

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How do I safely tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome?

How do I safely tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome?

Just like that!: It is always okay and safe to talk with your therapist about any concerns that you have. ...Read more

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How would an ADHD child behave with Asperger syndrome?

How would an ADHD child behave with Asperger syndrome?

A technical point: Adhd symptoms really should be understood to be part and parcel of aspergers. In DSM, it is incorrect to make a second diagnosis of adhd if the child is already on the autism spectrum. Unless the child is so severely adhd that limits function or puts them at risk e.g. climbing so much or running that they injure themselves multiple times per week. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems.
Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties.
They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnoea related to Asperger syndrome or dyspraxia?

Is sleep apnoea related to Asperger syndrome or dyspraxia?

No.: There is no association in either direction between sleep apnea and either asperger's disorder or dyspraxia. One can certainly have both, but no causal relationship. ...Read more

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What causes Asperger syndrome?

Nobody knows: I suspect there's a genetic component. One's early life experience may contribute. If we ever find out, there may be people signing up for it -- it offers major advantages, especially to focused scientists, technology types, and all who love books and things on which the mind can focus. Management is learning people skills, which comes with more difficulty but isn't impossible. ...Read more

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Will I always have Asperger syndrome?

Probably yes: Depend on severity, you may remain high functional. Behavior modification can help you to overcome some of the difficulties in work and family situations. ...Read more

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Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

Yes & NO: It is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. Treatment often involves medication. It also involves behavior therapy. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

What sort of problem is Asperger syndrome?

Related to autism: Asperger's disorder shares with autism a marked impairment in the ability of an individual to engage socially with others; it also typically is characterized by intense, sometimes quite odd, interests is specific topics or activities. It's major difference from autism is that language is relatively unaffected, which also means that most have normal or higher iq. It still can be quite impairing. ...Read more