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Female Aspergers Test
Psychiatric eval: Asperger's is a clinical diagnosis which depends on mostly history comprising of basically three areas: developmental delays including speech delays, social delays and stereotypic behavior (repetitive). There may be family and other developmental issues of interest. A thorough evaluation should be able to answer this question, talk to your pcp first, if needed a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more
No tests required: It's made on the history and talking to the person. Most aspies are troubled & perplexed by their inability to fit in, and will welcome a chance to learn better social skills so that their advantages (strong science focus, etc.) can benefit themselves and others. The rapid mechanical speech and the failure at team / coordination sports also help. ...Read more
Psych. Evaluation: A psychiatric evaluation or psychological testing will help diagnose this for you. Good luck, . ...Read more
I scored too low on tests on internet to have aspergers. I was a nevrotypic but no one of my phsyciatist want to test me again. Can I grow out of it?
It's a continuum: The fact that you feel you have symptoms is where you should focus. Work on addressing the symptoms rather than applying a label or diagnosis. ...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
At a psychiatrist: You should get an appointment for a psychiatric evaluation. That is how you get the diagnosis. ...Read more
It's moot: If you're familiar with this curious condition, which offers many advantages but can be troublesome, seek testing only if it makes treatment options available. The basis of rx is getting educated on understanding other people, on being a diplomat rather than a jerk (this causes most of the pain). Choose a strength sport over a team-play sport, get speech rx if you need it. Say only nice things. ...Read more
Ask directly: If your parents love you and are somewhat attentive then they might have a hint that something is different about you. I wish you well in this. ...Read more
My son has aspergers and has trouble reading social situations, he complains of voices, how can he succeed in school he has very high test scores?
Early intervention: The best way to proceed is to find a skilled specialist who can evaluate and refer him for appropriate services. Social skills are important to address intensively and early, i.e. with group skill training and individual therapy and coaching. Other associated symptoms may be alleviated with proper medication management as well. You should look into other resources, e.g. Autism advocacy online. ...Read more
Recently did a ASD/Aspergers screening test on PsychCentral and got a score of 46, does this mean a high chance of having it?
Need more info: Without knowing more information about the test, can't answer. Different tests are scaled differently, so your score's meaning depends on how the test is set up. If there was any kind of a description such as how similar that score is to the average for ASD, that might help. If you are concerned, a clinical psychologist would be most able to help you find out for sure. ...Read more
I took a test for aspergers syndrome and got a aq score of 42. Is this significant? Should I tell my counselor or psychiatrist?
Was it the: Autism spectrum quotient from aspergertest. Net? "32-50 indicates a strong likelihood of Asperger syndrome or autism." however, this is a screening test - it doesn't necessarily mean that you have this diagnosis. It would be good to let both your psychiatrist and counselor know. ...Read more
My counselor is wanting to diagnosis me with autism my old psychologist said I have moderate to high functioning autism like aspergers is there a test?
None, unfortunately: The diagnosis of Autism or Asperger is mainly with clinical assessment. He doctor bases his or her diagnosis on the child's level of development, and the doctor's observation of the child's speech and behavior, including his or her play and ability to socialize with others. The doctor often seeks input from the child's parents, teachers, and other adults who are familiar with the child's symptoms. ...Read more
I'm a 23 year old female with OCD and aspergers I have previously had 2 stomach ulcers and suffer from heartburn daily could these issues be related?
Autism spectrum disorder:
I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website. Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov
asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more
How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...Read more
Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues), social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www. Aane. Org & nimh aspergers page. ..Etc. Check them out, they are helpful. ...Read more
Great question: Remember the many plusses. Choose your intellectual focus in something that helps others & will get you a good job. Science & tech -- find what you like best. Get a strength or endurance sport rather than one with teammate interactions. Keep life simple. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Tell folks, "i'm just me" rather than "i have a disease." u'll be liked. ...Read more
Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more
It's not magic: On the whole, it's probably a plus. Choose a sport that's about endurance / strength rather than coordination / teamwork. Say only nice things. Get guidance with social skills that others learn naturally. Focus on science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far in life. If being alone / single is okay with you, you're extra-fortunate. Embrace who you are. Best wishes. ...Read more
Asperger Syndrome: Is now Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. The same deficits in facial recognition, joint attention & Theory Of Mind impair social reciprocity/communication & cause narrow, repetitive areas of interest in anyone on the spectrum. IQ > 70, in the normal range, poor conversational skills, atypical speech inflections, awkward social interactions &, in many, non-verbal learning disabilities. ...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
Social impairment: An impairment in social interaction with problems using non-verbal behaviors such as eye gaze. Can't develop peer relationships. A lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Keep in mind that many people have some symptoms of asperger's, yet do not have the disorder. Diagnosis should only be made by a trained professional. ...Read more
Find a therapist: Who specializes in aspergers. They will determine whether you have aspergers. The tv show parenthood has been dealing with an adult who has turned to therapy after realizing hat he has aspergers. It is very well done for a tv show. ...Read more
No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...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