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How To Diagnose Asperger S Syndrome In Adults
Related: Usually the asperger patient has better language ability than the autistic patient. One could also consider them to be different sections of a spectrum of continuity. Some people call it high functioning autism. In my opinion the exact label doesn't matter a great deal, it is what are the needs of the child and make sure those needs are addressed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Become an expert: Become the expert on your child and the diagnosis, be very involved in all the therapies and the educational process. You are your child´s best advocate and at the end of the day no one will know him better than you. ...Read more
How are adults diagnosed with adhd? Do adults have the same testing to diagnose ADHD as children, or is the process different?
Depends on age: Many with asperger disorder know they are different from others, although it may be hard to them to pin down exactly what the dfiference is. Especially among teenagers, anxiety and depression can become quite common because of the awareness of the differences with peers without knowing what to do about it. Others are quite content with their lives & see themselves as different but in good ways. ...Read more
One reason is that: BP disorder in children usually first looks like ADHD, which in my opinion is on the more mild end of the same spectrum. Three questions need to be asked to differentially diagnose ADHD from BP. They have to do with focus when mood is normal, being disorganized only when mood is abnormal, and emotional dysregulation (can't stop the mood in a timely manner). You need a prof. to do this well. ...Read more
Depends : High functioning individuals may still struggle with the skills needed to completely live independently and require additional help. If they do not live in an area that has services for adults this role may completely fall to the parents. If they are fortunate there may be supervised adult housing and vocational training that will lead to increased independence. ...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
See below: Look for any change of personality, memory loss and loss of functional activity such as bathing, dressing. The new onset of dementia varies by age. For down's syndrome, it is best diagnose by looking at the clinical symptoms - behaviorally, functionally and cognitively - almost same way as someone diagnosis for alzheimer's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a dr diagnose asbergers syndrome when the person is in denial of symptoms. Symptoms obvious to close friend. ?
Forgive my frankness: What's accomplished by taking a teen or grownup to the doctor to get diagnosed with asperger's? It has many pluses and many minuses. There's no magic cure beyond getting educated on social skills and reading other people. If he wants it, fine, no need even to diagnose. If he doesn't, it's his business. It's seldom wise to try to change people even when you love them. But i'm glad you do care. ...Read more
Don't know: Mental health professionals and neurologists diagnose this disorder. Since we do not know the cause or causes of this disorder, it is difficult to determine who is most at risk. ...Read more
Diagnostical and: Statistical manual of mental disorders criteria are used to make diagnoses. ...Read more
Hungery,thristy.: Increased thirst and frequent urination. Extreme hunger. Weight loss. Fatigue. Irritability or unusual behavior. Blurred vision. Yeast infection in girls. Those the tests done after that to confirm it. Random blood sugar test. Glycated hemoglobin (a1c) test. Fasting blood sugar test. Autoantibodies that are common in type 1 diabetes. The presence of ketons in the urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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