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Look At Me When Im Talking To You Aspergers
I am not comfortable or get nervous when I'm in a group. It's much easier to talk one on one. Do I have any problem? Asperger? Any solution?
Social Anxiety: I understand your discomfort in a group situation. Respect yourself for being comfortable to talk one to one, therefore it is not Asperger. At the end of the day, make list of your social encounters one to one, reflect on your comfort, easiness and relaxed feeling. Some nervousness and discomfort in unfamiliar groups is ok. See a Therapist if you have marked anxiety or avoiding social settings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i.Was younger i had intense interests in various things (ie dinosaurs) and i would constantly talk about it and.Know all facts. Is that aspergers?
Not so fast: Sometimes kids are bright, curious, and interested in things -- a normal state rather than diagnostic of a problem. Some kids with aspergers can also show such characteristics, especially if they cannot related to others except through their own specific interests. Please don't be so quick to self-diagnose. But it there's something you're really worried about in your current life, see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know a friend who have Asperger and he is feeling down i would like to help him. Would it be an idea to talk to him about getting ssri ?
Yes - talk is good: The real answer is "it depends". Perhaps all your friend needs is your company, shoulder & ear to share concerns. Unfortunately, it's tricky finding right ssri for each individual. Worse, ssris don't work for everyone. Even so, they shouldn't be dismissed out of hand but preferably used in conjunction w/professional counseling. But in the end, you can never have too many friends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nephew has been diagnosed with high functioning aspergers he constantly feels that he is being bullied and people are talking about him my dister i?
Social skills: One of the major problems in aspie's is their poor social skills. As consequence they tend to be teased a great deal. Also there is a problem with auditory perception in aspie's. The school should provide an in-service for bullying and asperger's. He may benefit from social skills training classes. He should be under the care of a physician experienced in dealing with developmental disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard this, People with aspergers have no problem with talking to new people. Is this true, as I seem to have difficulty. Or am I just shy/introver?
Yes: Just as aspies tend to have poor physical coordination, modulating the speed, tone and volume of the voice may be difficult. Things that are obvious to others are seldom obvious to the aspie; criticism will only hurt and guidance is often very helpful. This isn't something that junior can handle on his own and a short course of speech therapy may be very helpful. ...Read more
Can i get prescribed Adderall or ritalin (methylphenidate) if I have autism? (more specifically speaking; asperger's syndrome?)
Yes, you can take: stimulant medication if diagnosed with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type. 40-70 % of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have ADHD. Start at a lower dose than is used for adults who have ADHD but no ASD & increase the dose in smaller increments to its maximum effect. Stimulants can increase anxiety, common in ASD. You may need to add a an anti-anxiety medication or use a non-stimulant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh
Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Understandable: Aspies have behaviors and handicaps that invite bullying though this does not justify it. They do not understand people readily and are often jerks without realizing it. Lack of athletic coordination, a tendency to excel in the classroom invite cruelty and simply being strange mark them as targets. Treatment focused on learning to be a diplomat and perhaps getting a strength sport are helpful. ...Read more
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