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Asperger's, : Not usually. Asperger patients may be a-social, in the sense that they care little to be social.. But antisocial people are self-centered and take advantage of people. They are often outwardly very social but for their own gain. ...Read more
Maybe: Most depression remains unipolar, does not become bipolar, if not treated. Bipolar disorder commonly has, as a first episode, a depression. If untreated, it can continue as depression, or resolve, or, less commonly, switch to a manic or hypomanic or mixed state. It can be very difficult to distinguish whether a first episode of depression is unipolar or bipolar. Best to consult a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Psychotic depression: Not only can depression worsen if untreated, risk for suicide increases. Psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or delusions are agonizing to the individual, potentially dangerous and worsen depression. Depression is treatable. See: http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/psychotic-depression-losing-touch-with-reality.aspx I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends : On genetic and environmental predisposing factors. This could range from family history in the immediate family of schizophrenia to chronic exposure to marijuana or hard drugs. And then a highly stressful process can quicken schizophrenia onset- hence PTSD which is trauma based. A referral to a psychiatrist should help sort out treatment. Take care. ...Read more
Social issues: It is an autistic spectrum condition and pertains to the higher functioning end of autistic spectrum. It primarily leads to social limitations and makes it difficult for the person to adapt to many changes. Because they are higher functioning, they can be successful in occupational settings but feel more comfortable in careers requiring less social interaction. ...Read more
Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulation of situations to serve their needs and complete indifference to their difficulty of others. Those with pdd-nos may not be social and may seem to not be empathetic to others and to only be concerned about self but not truly intentional. ...Read more
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
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
Asperger Syndrome is: no longer a valid diagnosis, as the core symptoms are those of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Kids with ADHD-Combined Type, have hyperactivity/impulsivity that can impact their peer interaction & prosocial problem-solving skills & kids with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type can seem "spacey", but they don't have the social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments that cause atypical behaviors in ASD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Certainly: Different psychiatrists have different training and experience. Many have very limited exposure to ASD resulting in frequent mis DX as they treat the sx they recognize but don't have enough experience to know what to make of the "asd type" sx. It is also possible to have aspergers and OCD that needs to be identified clinically and specifically treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm curious if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?
Sure: Yes there are suibstitute foods depending on what needs to be achieved. Most fish has good protein and some fish oils which are good for your health.Chicken can also give good proteins but it does not have the oils that the fish provides. But make sure that you remove the skin from the chicken in order to remove the anima lfats which are not healthy. ...Read more
Clinically: Asperger syndrome, like autism, is diagnosed by clinical observation and feedback from family and teachers. There is no link to vaccines and parenting style does not cause asperger or autism. Look for behavioral aspects; a strange fascination with mundane objects, stereotyped or ritualistic movements, or a lack of social interaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.
Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because the same: Deficits in social understanding (e.g., lack of theory of mind & facial recognition) underlie autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos, autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-5 diagnosis that includes all 3. The myth is that all people with as have " genius" iq's; when the current definition of as requires an iq > 70, in the "normal" range, not necessarily avg. Or above, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer