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I Am Living With Aspergers Spouse Driving Me Crazy
Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?
Find a therapist: Who specializes in aspergers. They will determine whether you have aspergers. The tv show parenthood has been dealing with an adult who has turned to therapy after realizing hat he has aspergers. It is very well done for a tv show. ...Read more
Expect the best: Help facilitate success. You have to want more for your life. Many "aspies" can live full &fulfilling lives, given proper encouragement, opportunities and treatment. And there are new toys, treatments & experiences being developed all the time for such children. Adults also have more support & knowledgeable professional help available now than ever. Either way, there is much joy available to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot to say: Asperger syndrome is no longer in the diagnostic manual and is considered part of the spectrum of autism. In the past it was a diagnosis that described high functioning individuals with relative weaknesses in social and motor pragmatics, a social "tone deafness". Other characteristics include a deep interest in and knowledge about a topic, great intellectual talent, clumsy motor skills. http://www.asperger-syndrome.me.uk/people.htm ...Read more
Apergers: Speak to a board certified child psychiatrist and be sure you are also under the care of a psychologist who knows aspergers. If you are referring to an ssri, the answer is some aspies respond well but others do not. Spectrum kids tend to be awash in utero. Seek md advice first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more
Manage it.: U r wired differently and this has pluses. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Talk about the other person's interests. Find a sport based on strength or stamina rather than teamwork or coordination. Immerse yourself in something useful to others (science). Apologize & say u r struggling to learn. Work hard to be kind to others, expecting nothing in return. ...Read more
Aspergers is an: idiosyncratic disorder, kind of like ADHD--there are as many subtle variations on a theme as there are people who have it. The common elements are problems in social interactions, particularly in reading and responding to social cues. This affects all who are close. Asperger's also produces heightened interests in fewer subjects, coupled with a pattern of odd gesturing and speech mannerisms. ...Read more
A few ideas: These people are different. They miss social cues, can focus intensely on single subjects, do better at strength & endurance sports rather than coordionation / team sports, and seem strange and antisocial. Don't try to change the person. Tell them how you feel ("I like it when you.... I don't like it when you....") They may be grateful, as they know they are often jerks without meaning it. ...Read more
By a psych eval: By seeing a psychiatrist who, after a psychiatric evaluation will compare your symptoms (and his findings) with criteria listed in the dsm 4 (criteria available online). If he considers that you meet the necessary criteria, voila. ...Read more
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