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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

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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How do I tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome, or does he know?

How do I tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome, or does he know?

Ask/tell him: If you are interested in your diagnosis and are seeing a therapist, bring it up with your therapist so you can discuss it. With him/her. ...Read more

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What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?

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 more

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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?

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?

Mental Health: I am most curious what the four therapists diagnosed you with. Did they have another personality trait or disorder or condition that they felt described you better? ...Read more

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Bi-polar, aspergers. Huge weight gain last 6 months. Taken of sleeping aids. Therapist/nuitritionist suggest k2 & calm for sleep.

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 more

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Could you tell me what are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

Could you tell me what are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome?

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

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How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

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

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How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

Evaluation: The only way to really be sure is to have the person evaluated by a psychiatrist who has experience in this area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how adults with Asperger syndrome behave?

Can you tell me how adults with Asperger syndrome behave?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disoder in a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood.. ...Read more

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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

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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

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How to know if I have Asperger syndrome or social anxiety?

How to know if I have Asperger syndrome or social anxiety?

Psych eval: Social anxiety can be a part of asd, I would work on social skills and cognitive therapy with a counselor and get a trial of ssri medication with a psych sitarist. Also clean up your diet and remove additives. ...Read more

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Confused at 60== think I have Asperger syndrome?

Confused at 60== think I have Asperger syndrome?

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

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I'm confused, think I have Asperger syndrome. How do I know?

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 more

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I have Asperger syndrome can that create all the symptoms that I have felt for sporadic fatal insomnia?

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 more

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Do I have Asperger syndrome if delayed motor development?

Do I have Asperger syndrome if delayed motor development?

Asperger Syndrome: You can not diagnose asperger syndrome by delayed motor development.It is a develepmental disorder, in which the physical and motor development is usually normal. ...Read more

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Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

Yes & NO: It is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. Treatment often involves medication. It also involves behavior therapy. ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

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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Can you explain to me in detail what is Asperger syndrome?

Not briefly, but: It is a milder form of autism. Often these people have average or above iq and can be successful - there are wide variations in almost every aspect of their lives. This may help: http://simple. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/asperger_syndrome best holiday wishes! ...Read more