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Doctor insights on: Tony Attwood Aspergers Checklist

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How common is aspergers?

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 does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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Can you die from aspergers syndrome?

No.: Asperger's syndrome (which actually no longer a diagnosis in the new dsm-v) is an autisitc spectrum disorder characterized by poor social skills, a lack of understanding social interactions and interpersonal skills as well as being disconnected from others. In now way is fatal. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to cure aspergers?

No: It has pluses & is manageable. Get help reading and understanding people. Get a sport focused on strength / endurance rather than team play. It's painful to know you're often being a jerk without realizing it. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Make your intellectual focus something that will get you a top job. Tell folks, "it's just me" not "i'm an aspie.". ...Read more

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How do you get assessed for aspergers?

How do you get assessed for aspergers?

Aspergers: You need to find a ggod psychologist who does this kind of testing in adults. Consult your priamry care doctor as a first step. ...Read more

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Could anybody have aspergers syndrome?

No: It is a developmental disorder that is life-long. You cannot come down with it later in life. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Several: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder in which the most significant difficulty is with social interactions although the level and type of difficulty varies. There may be other issues such as anxiety, trouble with focus, ocd, sensory sensitivities and coordination problems. Cognitive functioning can be below, average or above average. Start with your primary provider if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How to know if I have aspergers syndrome?

Seek expert advice.: The specific signs and symptoms of asperger's can be shared by many other conditions, with various causes. It is very important to seek expert advice and expert evaluation to diagnose this condition with sensitivity and skill. Please, find a neurologist or a psychologist with experience with this condition. ...Read more

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How to tell what form of aspergers i have?

Only one form: The term asperger's disorder is about to disappear from the psychiatric diagnostic manual but currently is one of the pervasive developmental disorders (pdd), along with autism and pdd not otherwise specified. It's characterized by poor social skills, relatively normal language, and odd or unusually intense areas of interest. There are no subtypes. It isn't something one "gets" as an adult. ...Read more

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Could aspergers affect how selfish you are?

Could aspergers affect how selfish you are?

Aspergers syndrome: includes an inability to understand non-verbal communication and facial cues. Thus a person may not be aware of the feelings of others and this can be perceived as selfishness. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's: Asperger's is a type of developmental disorder related to autism. In it there are problems with social skills; difficulty initiating and maintaining conversation; odd or repetitive behaviors; unusual preoccupations or rituals; coordination problems; limited range of interests; highly skilled in a particular area like music, math, or computers. ...Read more

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How to like someone with aspergers syndrome?

How to like someone with aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's syndrome: Actually, the process is pretty much the same as for a person without asperger's syndrome. Either you do like someone or you don't. We don't usually have good reasons, at least in the beginning. Asperger's syndrome is associated with many symptoms which impair social relationships, so it may be harder to relate, but in the end, you either really like them the way they are or you don.T. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aspergers syndrome?

A mix not all bad: Physical clumsiness, speech often rapid / mechanical. Ability to focus the mind on narrow topics far beyond most folks'. May be fascinated with utterly useless (train schedules, comics) or hugely helpful (math, science) areas. Amazing lack of social intuition, is sometimes a total jerk without meaning to be. World is confusing & frightening. You can't help by criticizing / exhorting. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have aspergers syndrome?

Why do you ask?: There's no pill / cure so whether it's even worth diagnosing is moot. Get help with social skills that others learn naturally. Choose a strength / endurance sport rather than a team / coordination sport. Your mind focuses amazingly; choose science / tech rather than comics / train schedules and you'll go far. If you're good with being single / along, you're very fortunate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to turn your aspergers off?

No, but...: There are pluses if your powerful intellectual focus is on something that's useful. Get guidance reading & understanding others. Relationships are more important than being right. Say only nice things. Take up a strength sport. Get speech rx. If you tell others, "i was born a little different" rather than "i have a disease", they may well find you fascinating & likable. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have aspergers syndrome?

Get Evaluated : If you think you might have Asperger's, you could be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist that specializes in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders in adults. However, unless it's a problem for you, there's no reason to get labeled. It's unlikely (though possible) that Asperger's would first start to be a problem at your age. ...Read more

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What's the signs to look in aspergers for a child?

What's the signs to look in aspergers for a child?

Anxiety disorder: Aspergers disorder is an anxiety disorder coupled with poor social pragmatics and difficulty understanding non verbal communication. Look for a child having difficulty making friends, joining in with others in play activities and having a very rigid sense of right and wrong or likes and dislikes. Their thought process tends to be inflexible ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs of aspergers syndrome?

What are the tell tale signs of aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's: The two major areas of deficit in asperger's are problems with 1) social interaction and 2) stereotyped and repetative patterns of behavior. You can read specific details at the apa website however, it is best to get a consult from a comprensive team of professionals because this a subtle diagnosis and not a simple check list. ...Read more

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Could aspergers and bad behaviour be directly linked ?

Not directly linked: There is no direct link with aspergers and bad behavior. People with aspergers have trouble with social interactions and miss social cues that prevent accurate reading of what the person is saying/feeling. That certainly can cause difficulty behavior. Asperger kids are not immune to all the ways to get into trouble however they are supported by their by their families and school and have less. ...Read more