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What is a good means of distinguishing social anxiety and aspergers?

What is a good means of distinguishing social anxiety and aspergers?

Good question : Joey people who have social anxiety disorder like to be around people and meet new people but they have anxiety about it. They are either very shy or anxious and therefore their social relationships suffer dramatically. On the other hand people have aspergers disorder do not desire social relationships and would rather be by themselves or they are content and could care less about others. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?

What kind of  specialist should I seek in order to help teach my son with asperger's social skills.?

Many: There are more resources than ever supporting growth emotionally and socially for those withpervasive developmental disorders - networking & medical information sites, organizations that give support to autism/aspergers spectrum disorders (nih, nimh & local medical societies), family and friends. All can lead to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors & other specialists for direct hands on help. ...Read more

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What will happen to my brother who attempted suicide? Knowing that he has severe social anxiety and asperger's, will they still force him to stay in a hospital?

What will happen to my brother who attempted suicide? Knowing that he has severe social anxiety and asperger's, will they still force him to stay in a hospital?

Normally people are: Hospitalized until they are no longer at significant risk to harm themselves. There are legal means to detain people who don't want to remain hospitalized but this is only done if absolutely necessary. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between being socially awkward and having aspergers?

Asperger's is more: Although Asperger's involves social skills deficits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome#Social_interaction), that is only one aspect of the disorder (which in the new DSM is now placed on a continuum called Autistic Spectrum Disorder). Another key aspect is stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior (see Wikipedia article above). A clinical psychologist can help differentiate. ...Read more

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Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Sort of: Both aspergers and social anxiety affect one's experience in social situations - however, one does not cause the other. Individuals with aspergers typically do not read social cues and have difficulty navigating social relationships from a reciprocal way - individuals with social anxiety understand the dynamics but fear of judgment and negative evaluation typically interfere with interactions. ...Read more

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I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

I'm looking for social skills - I have aspergers and have never made a friend in decades?

Aspergers: I have worked with and treated several patients with aspergers. Depending on the severity of the disorder, there are a number of helpful interventions. Talking with a qualified psychologist can help you learn how to interact more effectively with others, learn to develop better interpersonal skills and live a more fulfilling life. Don't give up hope, seek treatment. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Yes : These are two distinct disorders that could co-occur. The issue is differentiating that the symptoms encompassed by social anxiety disorder are exclusive from aspergers. Since social anxiety involves a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations where scrutiny is possible (and anxiety about these events)this can be distinct from symptoms characteristic of aspergers. ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website.Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What are Asperger disease?

What are Asperger disease?

A type of Autism: The term "asperger's disorder" was coined to identify individuals with good intellectual function and relatively normal language who still had poor social skills and odd or unusual behaviors. Because subsequent studies have shown that it has few differences from autistic individuals with similar iqs, the term my disappear in the next diagnostic manual to become part of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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