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Doctor insights on: How Do You Tell If Someone Has Asperger Syndrome

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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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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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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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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 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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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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What causes Asperger syndrome?

What causes Asperger syndrome?

Nobody knows: I suspect there's a genetic component. One's early life experience may contribute. If we ever find out, there may be people signing up for it -- it offers major advantages, especially to focused scientists, technology types, and all who love books and things on which the mind can focus. Management is learning people skills, which comes with more difficulty but isn't impossible. ...Read more

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Will I always have Asperger syndrome?

Probably yes: Depend on severity, you may remain high functional. Behavior modification can help you to overcome some of the difficulties in work and family situations. ...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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