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How Do I Safely Tell My Therapist That I Think That I Have Asperger Syndrome
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
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
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
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