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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?
Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more
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
Often less social: There is not a single type of autism. Every one with this label functions a little differently. But in general each one has some depree of problem with: social skills, empathy, communication, and flexible behavior. The level of disability and combination of problems vary greatly from individual to individual. Some speak normally, others don't speak at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of empathy: Remember that any personality disorder must be a pervasive, enduring pattern of behavior. For aspd the core deficits include a lack of empathy or regard for others. Lying, stealing, "conning" or "scamming" others, reckless disregard for the safety of others, aggressive, irritable, impulsive, may have legal problems. ...Read more
No Regard for Others: People with antisocial personality disorder typically have http://www.Medicinenet.Com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article.Htmfor right and wrong, often violate the law and the rights of others, landing in frequent trouble or conflict.; may lie, behave violently, and have drug and alcohol problems, may not be able to fulfill responsibilities to family, work or school: http://www.Medicinenet.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None really: Antisocial personality is a group of maladaptive behaviors and not really symptoms. A person will exhibit narcissism, tendency to violence, lack of morals, impulsivity and will not realize they have a problem because they are just reacting to how badly the world has treated them...They think. They will not see their behavior as maladaptive, rather they will think they are justified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically Same: The term "sociopath" is a description have used with people who have antisocial personality disorder. The hallmark of this disorder is a lack of regard or empathy for other people. This type of person will tend to use others only for personal gain and will tend to be calculating and callous in dealing with others. Episodes of aggression are often seen as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?
No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Weirdness: Schizotypal personality disorder typically features a preoccupation with magical thinking and so-called odd beliefs. Many of these beliefs are shared by a large percentage of the general public but in this case the key is the intensity and pervasiveness of the beliefs as well as the extent that they interfere with successful social interaction. It is in a continuum with schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more
Three Core Symptoms: There are three core symptoms of adhd as it is currently understood, and the diagnostic criteria come from one of these three symptoms. They are: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is possible to have problems particularly with inattention without the other two. ...Read more
Almost 3 yr old daughter told probable autism. diangosis semantic pragmatic disorder, attention concentration deficit, hyperactive disorder. Need explained?
You deserve more: It sound like your toddler is diagnosed with potentially serious mental disorders. You deserve an explanation and your daughter's physician should arrange a meeting to discuss them with you- and also alternative differential diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A technical point: adhd symptoms really should be understood to be part and parcel of aspergers. In DSM, it is incorrect to make a second diagnosis of adhd if the child is already on the autism spectrum. Unless the child is so severely adhd that limits function or puts them at risk e.g. climbing so much or running that they injure themselves multiple times per week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers