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Whats the difference between high functioning autism and asbergers?

Whats the difference between high functioning autism and asbergers?

Depends: Some say very little difference, but technically ppl with autism have some history of speech/language delay while ppl with asperger's disorder have no history of such a delay. Typically ppl with autism struggle more with verbal tasks, but may excel with nonverbal/visual tasks. Often ppl w/ aspergers struggle more with visual tasks but have strong verbal skills. This is not always the case though. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high functioning autism and asbergers differ?

Can you please tell me how high functioning autism and asbergers differ?

Language and IQ: Asperger's disorder includes people with normal iq's and who had no delay in language development. High functioning autism is a person with autism who has a normal iq and may or may not have had language delays. ...Read more

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Can two children in the same family have asbergers?

Can two children in the same family have asbergers?

Yes. Genetic micro-: Arrays can detect mutations in ~ 20 genes in different areas of dna that increase susceptibility to asperger syndrome, autism or pdd-nos, all of which are now diagnosed as autistic spectrum disorder. Family members may have social anxiety, obsessive-compulsiveness, & other anxiety disorders. Changes in the size, density, & connections of certain neurons occur during fetal brain development. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have asbergers? What are the symptoms?

Poor social verbal : Many of us have problems dealing with other people and speaking clearly and easily. If this is severe and interfering with function, it may be considered as a form of aspergers. There is no specific test for this disorder. Most of us have some such symptoms but learn to overcome or compensate. Some - such as rainman - end up unable to deal with the world in a reasonable way. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs are used to control a person with asbergers syndrome?

Nothing specific: Asperger's is 're-classified' in dsv v, very controversial. Asperger's is part of a larger group of disorders labeled pervasive developmental disorders. However their are mild forms and severe forms thus we also call it spectrum disorder. Given the type of symptoms and severity, meaning how disruptive to their life & others, many kinds of meds tried. Research ongoing into cause and best treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of asberger in 3 year old?

What are symptoms of asberger in 3 year old?

Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interests, no delay in cognitive development or language. Other associated features can include intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, clumsiness & restricted use of words. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asbergers why aren't I smart..?

If U have Aspergers: You by definition have average IQ. In some areas you may be above average while in others you may be lower; however, the total picture is average. Strengthen the stronger aspects and get help with the weaker ones and you will not feel "not smart." ...Read more

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What is the difference between semantic pragmatic disorder and asbergers?

What is the difference between semantic pragmatic disorder and asbergers?

Similar: The pragmatic language deal is a possible component of asperger syndrome. It is not yet an officially recognized diagnosis. It involves the use of language to suit normal conversation, so a person can be most effective in communicating their needs. Kids with asperger d/o can have such problems.. http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/related-conditions/semantic-pragamtic-disorder.aspx. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can I know if I have semantic pragmatic disorder or asbergers?

Can you tell me how can I know if I have semantic pragmatic disorder or asbergers?

Close relatives: There's debate about whether semantic pragmatic disorder is part of autistic spectrum disorders, separate from it, a component of asperger's itself, or even the same as high functioning autism. These distinctions are not only difficult, but a point of unresolved clinical discussion at this time. Ultimately you need a specialist in these disorders, and treatment might still be very similar. ...Read more

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I took the aspie test and i got 109 out of 200 for asbergers and 99 out of 200 for neurotypical. What does that mean?

It means be you: Asperger's is the best we have as a name for a pattern of plusses and minuses, but the rx is common sense. If you're clumsy, choose a strength or endurance sport. If you talk funny, speech rx can help. If you'd rather do science problems than go to a rave dance, good for you -- there's your career. You can learn to be tactful even if you don't understand people. Find a good guide & embrace who ur. ...Read more

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How does a dr diagnose asbergers syndrome when the person is in denial of symptoms. Symptoms obvious to close friend. ?

Forgive my frankness: What's accomplished by taking a teen or grownup to the doctor to get diagnosed with asperger's? It has many pluses and many minuses. There's no magic cure beyond getting educated on social skills and reading other people. If he wants it, fine, no need even to diagnose. If he doesn't, it's his business. It's seldom wise to try to change people even when you love them. But i'm glad you do care. ...Read more

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Are asbergers and schizophrenia related?

No: Though some symptoms overlap they are quite distinct disorders. ...Read more

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My ex diagnosis has changed from 18 years of schizophrenia to asbergers how is this possible?

My ex diagnosis has changed from 18 years of schizophrenia to asbergers how is this possible?

Mistakes happen?: You're right to question it. One diagnosis is almost certainly incorrect. Both may be. Diagnosis in mental illness is mostly opinion (albeit educated) based on descriptions (unreliable) of behaviors. Still, they can be useful and are necessary for most treatments. I think you'll have better life as an as patient so it may be good for you. Try to get a 3rd opinion w/o revealing the others first. ...Read more

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What is the difference between o.C.D (specifically pure o) obsessions and obsessions due to asberger's syndrom?

Differences: Asperger's disorder is related to an inability to pick up on social cues from others and they struggle with emotional reciprocity (don't smile back). Sometimes an individual with asperger's can get preoccupied with a topic. Ocd is an anxiety issue where an individual has thoughts, impulses (that they recognize as irrational). Someone with ocd will not have any difficulty with social relationship. ...Read more

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Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?

Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?

Depends: Screening tools are, by definition, meant to miss few possible candidates, which means that they often are oversensitive, so pick up people who are just fine as well as those with problems. If you or your child is having chronic, impairing social difficulties and one of the screens seems to suggest asperger's disorder as a possibility, it would not be unreasonable to seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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I constantly repeat the same thing to the same person multiple times through the day. I'm thought to have ADHD or asbergers. What does this mean?

I constantly repeat the same thing to the same person multiple times through the day. I'm thought to have ADHD or asbergers. What does this mean?

If Dr told you, ask.: If it was a doctor who told you those diagnoses, you can ask for an explanation of what they mean. The basis for thinking you have either condition is your own behavior reported to the doctor. Repeating yourself can be related to other problems as well but try not to worry and feel free to ask. That's part of a doctor's job and we usually want patients to be involved and interested. ...Read more

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I am a 28 year old male how suffers from add, asbergers associated with panic, insomnia and severe axty, is meprobamate an option to help ? T/y

I am a 28 year old male how suffers from add, asbergers associated with panic, insomnia and severe axty, is meprobamate an option to help ? T/y

Meprobamate: Meprobamate is an old (1955) carbamate sedative used for anxiety. It can be highly addictive, even at doses near those recommended for treating anxiety. It's also very dangerous in overdoses, where the tablets may form a mass in the stomach that has to be physically extracted. Benzos are much safer, though also carrying risks of habituation & addiction. Ssri's are better to prevent panic. ...Read more

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I have panic disorder and agoraphobia. Think I may have asbergers. Do you recommend I get tested? Helpless can't do things alone no confidence :(

I have panic disorder and agoraphobia. Think I may have asbergers. Do you recommend I get tested? Helpless can't do things alone no confidence :(

Evaluation : If you are concerned and these conditions affect your ability to function consider seeking and evaluation from a psychiatrist or psychologist, including those on HealthTap. There are treatment and intervention options available. If getting this process started is difficult, consider asking someone u trust to help. ...Read more