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What Acts Like Aspergers But Is Something Different
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Like Bill Gates: It feels like being a stranger in a strange land. It is very hard to read other people, social interactions are completely confusing. You feel like things have to go a certain way or something bad will happen. You have a driving interest in something,a field or topic, and can lose yourself in it to the exclusion of other things. You are much smarter than everyone else but can't fit in. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htmhttp://albany.twcnews.com/content/lifestyles/779026/children-with-asperger-s--born-to-stand-out-/ ...Read more
Enjoy it: Since there's no pill or magic cure, the outcome's really moot. Everybody can benefit from some social skills training. Maybe you should choose a sport that's about strength / endurance rather than coordination / teamwork. Aspies enjoy tremendous advantages especially if they focus on science / tech, and if the single life's right for you, that's great. Be nice to others and embrace who you are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are intrusive thoughts a part of aspergers or a sign of something more? (regarding 7 y/o with as dx)
Intrusive thoughts: Are not specific to any condition, may happen to anyone but most dismiss them. They can be distressing & may occur in obsessive-compulsive disorder, ptsd, other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, adhd, loss of reality contact, etc. People with aspergers may have intrusive thoughts & may have some of the conditions above. Seek psychological/psychiatric eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Psychiatric eval: Asperger's is a clinical diagnosis which depends on mostly history comprising of basically three areas: developmental delays including speech delays, social delays and stereotypic behavior (repetitive). There may be family and other developmental issues of interest. A thorough evaluation should be able to answer this question, talk to your pcp first, if needed a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I have aspergers and i think i understand facial expression -but i don't like to do it in case i get wrinkles?
Wrinkles can be nice: Please try not to worry about expression wrinkles - if most of your expressions are even a bit positive, they can be quite attractive. A beautiful song lyric says that "the lines upon my face tell you the story of my life" - it is part of what makes us human. By the age of 45 you've earned the right and in your case it's a badge of honor! just smile gently, you'll look fine. Ask someone you trust. ...Read more
Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: Remember the many plusses. Choose your intellectual focus in something that helps others & will get you a good job. Science & tech -- find what you like best. Get a strength or endurance sport rather than one with teammate interactions. Keep life simple. Say only nice things. Relationships are more important than being right. Tell folks, "i'm just me" rather than "i have a disease." u'll be liked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe he does: There's no magic cure for Asperger's. I'm going to assume that Junior isn't just withdrawn and awkward because Dad's an ineffective model / teacher. Asperger's offers many advantages especially in the computer age. The key is getting guidance learning how to talk to people, read people, choosing a strength or endurance rather than coordination or ballgame sport, and achieving to be respected. ...Read more
Asperger Syndrome : is now Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V. The same deficits in facial recognition, joint attention & Theory Of Mind impair social reciprocity/communication & cause narrow, repetitive areas of interest in anyone on the spectrum. IQ > 70, in the normal range, poor conversational skills, atypical speech inflections, awkward social interactions &, in many, non-verbal learning disabilities. ...Read more
Social impairment: An impairment in social interaction with problems using non-verbal behaviors such as eye gaze. Can't develop peer relationships. A lack of social or emotional reciprocity. Repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Keep in mind that many people have some symptoms of asperger's, yet do not have the disorder. Diagnosis should only be made by a trained professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't interpret: Your task is to love each other, not understand each other. Especially, folks with Asperger's have trouble reading your moods and body language, and he is incomprehensible. Don't try to change each other; enjoy each other, talk about any issues up front to defuse misunderstandings; he's not like that just to be nasty, and he's had it extra-rough because of how he naturally is. Best wishes 2u both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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