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How to interpret my boyfriends condition aspergers?

How to interpret my boyfriends condition aspergers?

Don't interpret: Your task is to love each other, not understand each other. Especially, folks with Asperger's have trouble reading your moods and body language, and he is incomprehensible. Don't try to change each other; enjoy each other, talk about any issues up front to defuse misunderstandings; he's not like that just to be nasty, and he's had it extra-rough because of how he naturally is. Best wishes 2u both. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

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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Help? I believe my boyfriend may have mild aspergers syndrome?

Help? I believe my boyfriend may have mild aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers: Consider showing him this! check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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I think my boyfriend has asperger's. What should I do to help him?

Very little: We can guide our friends but not change them. Good you care asperger's offers many pluses. "i love it when you talk about the other folks' interests." "it took me a long time to realize that relationships are more important than being right." "i'm so glad you focused on science and not comic books." you never know how far a kind word will go. The other folks here have given you good advice as well. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a person who has aspergers?

A few ideas: These people are different. They miss social cues, can focus intensely on single subjects, do better at strength & endurance sports rather than coordionation / team sports, and seem strange and antisocial. Don't try to change the person. Tell them how you feel ("I like it when you.... I don't like it when you....") They may be grateful, as they know they are often jerks without meaning it. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a person who has asperger's?

Learn as much as: you can about it by reading books, attending support groups or working with a therapist who specializes in Asperger's . Try to be patient. Take a look at the TV show Parenthood, they have depicted both a teenager and a grown man who discovers that he has Asperger's as an adult and goes into therapy to improve his relationships. It is very well portrayed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i deal with aspergers and depression?

Can you tell me how could i deal with aspergers and depression?

Contact a therapist: Who specializes in both aspergers and depression. They will help you make decisions about medication and help you work on how to handle social situations. ...Read more

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How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships with others. They fluctuate between fears of abandonment and fears of intimacy, and are in general much more distressed than someone with asperger's. In asperger's the person misses social cues, and may not "get" why the borderline pd is upset. ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

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

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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