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Is Asperger syndrome a medical condition?

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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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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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

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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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Does the Asperger syndrome have xyy chromosome?

Not by definition: Someone with xyy may has asperger's disorder but that is not part of the disorder itself. ...Read more

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Is Asperger syndrome the same thing as autism?

Is Asperger syndrome the same thing as autism?

Core deficits in : Theory of mind, facial recognition, social reciprocity & social communication underlie both. Autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-v diagnosis for autism, asperger syndrome (as) & pdd-nos. The neurodevelopmental profile differs. Though any can have an iq >70, those with as have fairly intact language, except for pragmatics & prosody, while those with autism have higher non-verbal abilities. ...Read more

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How many kinds of autism Asperger syndrome forms are there?

Several: the usual range of autism spectrum disorders includes autism, pervasive developmental diosrder NOS, high functioning autism and Aspergers disorder. There is an attempt to include Non verbal learning disability ...Read more

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How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave ?

How would a child that has ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave 


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Not very differently: Adhd would present similarly in all children however there would some difference in children with asperger's as impulsivity is likely to present with increase stereotypes which are part of asperger's. Other aspects of asperger's might also become more pronounced. Frustration tolerance which is an issue might become more pronounced. Treatment of adhd is more tricky as well as asperger's children. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnoea related to Asperger syndrome or dyspraxia?

Is sleep apnoea related to Asperger syndrome or dyspraxia?

No.: There is no association in either direction between sleep apnea and either asperger's disorder or dyspraxia. One can certainly have both, but no causal relationship. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more