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How Do I Safely Tell My Therapist That I Think That I Have Asperger Syndrome
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 therapists said I can't be aspergers bcause of my socials skills (wiich is only my teacher persona mask).What cause me to be an "aspie by choice" then?
Bi-polar, aspergers. Huge weight gain last 6 months. Taken of sleeping aids. Therapist/nuitritionist suggest k2 & calm for sleep.
Psychiatric review: Before running down the sleep supplement route when on medication is it always wise to talk to the prescribing psychiatrist - some supplements can be problematic depending on your meds - and too many cooks spoil the broth. Some psychiatric meds can cause weight gain - this should all be reviewed medically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Focus: Junior focuses remarkably well on topics involving the mind, is likely to be the "little professor" type who's baffled by his peers, doesn't fit in, talks fast, and is poorly coordinated for team sports. You can't cure it, especially by exhorting or yelling, but social skills can be taught (get help), and these kids may excel at fitness / strength focused sports & later in tech / science. Good luc. ...Read more
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
Why is it so difficult for doctors, psychologists and therapist to diagnose asperger's syndrome in patients?
No experience: The best doctor to see for a diagnosis is a psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician. Training in the diagnosis of autistic disorders is not part of general medical training so you should seek out as specialist. ...Read more
Help docs? Why is it hard for doctors, psychologists and therapist to diagnose asperger's syndrome in patients?
Experience: The diagnosis of asperger's syndrome is not difficult to make if a careful history is obtained and a comprehensive psychiatric interview with the candidate are performed. Let me share with you that asperger's is now under autism spectrum disorders and will no longer be listed in the dsm v. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Asperger syndrome can that create all the symptoms that I have felt for sporadic fatal insomnia?
Fatal insomnia: What are your symptoms which you say is due to fatal insomnia. Fatal insomnia is very rare. Symptoms starts with insomnia in middle age. Fever, headache, attention and vigilance, memory, get impaired. Hypertension, increased breathing and heart rates, sweating, and slightly increased body temperature. These symptoms are so vague that people with anxiety might think they have this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None at all: These are synonymous terms. The "formal" diagnosis is asperger's disorder. Syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that co-occur and help us identify a disorder. All this will change may 2013. The new diagnostic manual (dsm-5) lumps autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more
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