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Doctor insights on: What Acts Like Aspergers But Is Something Different

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Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Aspergers: Yes! they are a bit of a different breed. Here is my show on aspergers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds but be sure to buy this book on aspergirls. It is the best. http://www.amazon.com/aspergirls-empowering-females-asperger-syndrome/dp/1849058261. ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

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

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How are being awkward or having asperger's different?

How are being awkward or having asperger's different?

Quite a bit : Asperger's is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under larger category of autism spectrum disorders. Social akwardness is the hallmark of this disorder but there are often others areas of difficulty which may include sensory difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders. There may also be some difficulties with motor coordination. Social anxiety can be a stand alone disorder or normal variant. ...Read more

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Adult 41 years old, having a lot ( almost all) of aspergers symptoms, felt different all my life, why pay 600$ to have someone telling me what i know?

As confirmation.: Sometimes a professional can confirm what you already know and this will help you with what to do about your future. The dsm-v however have deleted the condition called asperger's syndrome. ...Read more

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How are aspergers and autism different?

Autism spectrum D/O: Aspergers is one of the autism spectrum disorders. Children with aspergers are higher functioning than children with pervasive developmental disorder or full blown autism. ...Read more

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How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

Autistic Spectrum -: Disorder & ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, each with its own neurobehavioral profile determined by history & specific observable behaviors. They are categorical diagnoses, not etiologic diagnoses that explain the genetic or other medical condition that causes the symptoms in a individual. 40-70% of children & teens with ASD also have ADHD & require multi-modal treatment for both. ...Read more

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How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off?

How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off?

Depends on Child: It all depends on that individual child. While many children with autism spectrum disorder, including asperger's, share similar characteristics, they all have individual traits and qualities. There is no way to predict how any one teenager will react to a loud noise. ...Read more

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How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off? Would he freak out?

How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off?  Would he freak out?

It depends...: Like any other human, people with asperger's will react to a change in the environs as you and i might. A person with aspergers tends to want a routine in the day, more so then others and a disruption may lead to difficulty adjusting to the disruption. Aspergers is a spectrum for severity. The more severe the disorder to more fixed in the routine, and the more that person will react to a change. ...Read more

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What is asperger's syndrome like?

You're different: Working chemistry problems is more fun than a rock concert. No people-sense; even reading faces takes learning & conscious effort. Parties and team sports play baffle you. Coordination skills come hard. The most successful aspies -- and i've known a few -- apply their mental focus to something useful, learn to say only nice things & become useful, well-liked & even "fascinating.". ...Read more

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Whats life like for you having aspergers?

Whats life like for you having aspergers?

Folks with Autistic : Spectrum Disorder 1 struggle with reciprocal social interactions in their daily functioning. Lack of Theory of Mind = inability to understand that other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, Lack of facial recognition= inability to "read" others' expressions. Poor pragmatics = diminished turn-taking in conversational skills ...Read more