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High Functioning Asbergers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me if it is normal for asbergers to make me over-developed rather than under-developed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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