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How Does Aspergers Affect The Brain
Asbergers disorder: It is not the effects on the brain of aspergers, it is the brain wiring and chemical balances that cause aspergers. Aspergers is an anxxiety disorder characterized by people who have difficulty reading the emotions of others, they want friends but lack the social skills to maintain friendships. They often do not understand social concepts and how other feel. ...Read more
A variety: Research relating impairment to structure has found a variety of abnormalities that correlate with each other in severity. Structures, areas & networks of temporal lobes involved in recognizing faces, processing sensory & emotional input, & rapid learning of new info have small, densely -packed neurons with short or disrupted connections the? Is cause vs. Effect of experience & behavior, or both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? Been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc
Brain atrophy: Brain atrophy means shrinking of the brain caused by loss of neurons. It is a normal finding in aging although this does not lead to equivalent cognitive changes. It also accompanies many neurodegenerative diseases most of which do not have a reversible quality. Causes that can be treated include B12 deficiency, alcohol use, inflammatory and infectious processes. Your doctor should be telling you why you have this and identify measures that can help maintain function and minimize atrophy to the degree possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?
What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism? Do doctors know which part of the brain is affected?
Degree of severity: Although there are technical differences for making the diagnosis, in practice, autism is seen as a spectrum disorder. The most severe are diagnosed with autism. Those with the mild symptoms asperger's, and those with symptoms somewhere in between sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. The mildest may not diagnosed with anything, but may be thought of as quirky, rigid, or clueless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?
I noticed that my mind lives in the ambiguity (ex: more than one way to face any problem), might this be related to ADHD present in asperger's?
Hello. I have asperger's syndrome and cerebral palsy. I need help with my motor skills. What are some places to learn more motor skills?
The diagnosis of: Asperger Syndrome has been subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which has 3 levels classified by the intensity of supports & services needed to maximize functioning. The outdated diagnosis AS include an overall IQ of 70 or above and no significant delays in speech & language at age 3-4. Therefore, his symptoms would not have fit the old diagnosis & will fit ASD level 3, not level 1. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have aspergers and I think I understand facial expression -but I don't like to do it in case I get wrinkles?
Wrinkles can be nice: Please try not to worry about expression wrinkles - if most of your expressions are even a bit positive, they can be quite attractive. A beautiful song lyric says that "the lines upon my face tell you the story of my life" - it is part of what makes us human. By the age of 45 you've earned the right and in your case it's a badge of honor! Just smile gently, you'll look fine. Ask someone you trust. ...Read more
Will my child develop aspergers/adhd if there's a history in my family but I don't have it? Please help me docs!
What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try. He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.
This is difficult.: Difficult because the 18yo is now an adult in most states. As an adult the 18yo has a right to make one's own choice even if the choice is not perfect. The answer would be to find a counselor who the 18yo trusts and who can help the 18yo to make educated choices. However, if the 18yo is not able to take care of oneself there may be a legal option to find a guardian who can step in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues), social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www. Aane. Org & nimh aspergers page. ..Etc. Check them out, they are helpful. ...Read more
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