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Doctor insights on: Psychologists Who Specialize In Adults With Asperger S

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What to do if i think I have aspergers, do you recommend i see a psychologist?

What to do if i think I have aspergers, do you recommend i see a psychologist?

Yes - Specialist: Why not let a specialist help you with this important diagnostic detective work? I suggest finding a psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (now referred to as Autism spectrum Disoder) - especially someone who works with adults. With their years of education, training and experience, they'll know what questions to ask and what to look for. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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Can you tell me how are psychologists able to distinguish the differences between being a schizoid and asperger's syndrome?

Can you tell me how are psychologists able to distinguish the differences between being a schizoid and asperger's syndrome?

Difference: Schizoids are indifferent to interpersonal relationships. They simply don't need people. Those with Aspbergers do need relationships with others but are hampered by an inability to read social cues, black and white thinking styles, abrupt communication styles, and social awkwardness. ...Read more

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Can an asperger's patient become a psychologist?

It depends but yes: As you know, there's a wide spectrum of aspergers patients and differing levels of functioning within that spectrum. Training as a psychologist requires a range of skills, some of which many aspergers patients would excel at. Also there are many different specialties, some of which might fit better than others. No doubt it would be challenging, but not impossible. ...Read more

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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

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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

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My counselor is wanting to diagnosis me with autism my old psychologist said i have moderate to high functioning autism like aspergers is there a test?

None, unfortunately: The diagnosis of Autism or Asperger is mainly with clinical assessment. he doctor bases his or her diagnosis on the child's level of development, and the doctor's observation of the child's speech and behavior, including his or her play and ability to socialize with others. The doctor often seeks input from the child's parents, teachers, and other adults who are familiar with the child's symptoms. ...Read more

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Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

Do adults with asperger's/autism "coo" and "flap" among other involuntary noises?

They could: Depending on the severity of the autistic symptoms; including the degree of intellectual impairment and communication difficulties, even adult patients can continue with these classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Which substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Insight: To my knowledge, no medication, and especially no herbal / "pop" remedy will touch Asperger's. The key is to learn about other people, how to read them, how to relate to them, how to capitalize on your intellectual gifts and power to focus, how to find a sport that's right for you (strength / endurance, not ream or coordination) and how to be happy in a world where there are no quick fixes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for Asperger syndrome for adults?

What are symptoms for Asperger syndrome for adults?

Aspergers: Please see the official website at www.Usautism .Org for the specifics. In essence individuals with this disorder have difficulty understanding the emotion of others. They have above-average intelligence but their social disability hurts their overall function. Please seek help if you or someone you care for is burdened with this disorder. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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