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What Is Teen Life Like With Asperger Syndrome
Williams syndrome: Check out this site: http://williams-syndrome.Org/ws.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal exectancy: Individuals with aspergers disorder do not have any specific related conditions that would shorten the life span of an affected individual. ...Read more
More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more
Disregard for others: Since people with npd frequently have difficulties with empathy and care for others, i would expect that the employee would be faced with the boss falling short in these important areas of leadership. Also, people with npd might tend to project their rage into others, so the employee might inexplicably feel intense anger or rage when with the boss, or perhaps when thinking about him or her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Known: This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in marfans syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress. Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely. A valuable resource for this is http://www.Loeysdietz.Org/index.Ph. ...Read more
Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more
Not very differently: Adhd would present similarly in all children however there would some difference in children with asperger's as impulsivity is likely to present with increase stereotypes which are part of asperger's. Other aspects of asperger's might also become more pronounced. Frustration tolerance which is an issue might become more pronounced. Treatment of adhd is more tricky as well as asperger's children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't be sure: The spectrum of autism disorders includes a great variety of individuals across a wide rage of symptoms. Some of these individuals will have genetic syndromes that can be diagnosed, and genetic counselors may be able to determine the risk of passing on the abnormality. In many cases no cause can be identified. We do know that autism disorders can run in families, and we also see it with no history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more
Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?
BPD: Actually the two disorders are pretty far apart diagnostically. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods. Individuals with bpd are highly sensitive to non-verbal communications, rejections, abandonment feelings etc. Asperger's disorder is closer to autism in the disconnection from others and difficulty reading non-verbal cues and communications. ...Read more
Is it strange for people with Williams syndrome to have a fascination with children's cartoons? As a grown adult, or teenager.
Probably no: Williams syndrome is a disorder where the personality is called cock-tail personality. Very outgoing personality without inhibitions. Although they are outgoing they do have developmental delays and can have low normal IQ. I do not believe it is strange to have a fascination with children's cartoons. Would be based on this person's IQ. ...Read more
DiGeorge Syndrome: Patients with digeorge syndrome may have abnormal facial features including a prominent nose, a hole in the roof of their mouth (cleft palate), problems with swallowing, breathing, and speaking, various heart defects that may require surgery, hearing loss, neurologic and learning defects, amongst other issues. They can have problems fighting infection and with parathyroid gland function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have BOTH ADHD and Schizophenia? What about ADHD and Asperger's syndrome? I'm a 38yrold Caucasian male; family history of autism.
Yes. Comorbidity is: when 2 or more conditions occur in the same person. ADHD can be comorbid with both Autism Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia. However there is overlap of symptoms as well and a good evaluation is necessary to differentiate if the person has one or the other or both conditions. If a person has schizophrenia then that is the priority TX target. ADHD TX would follow if necessary. Best regards. ...Read more
What are examples of symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How come so many people are calling themselves aspergers?
Delayed Development: Asperger syndrome (as) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior, problems with non-verbal communication, clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements, and limited or inappropriate facial expressions. As a relatively new diagnosis, it is often over diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nobody knows: I suspect there's a genetic component. One's early life experience may contribute. If we ever find out, there may be people signing up for it -- it offers major advantages, especially to focused scientists, technology types, and all who love books and things on which the mind can focus. Management is learning people skills, which comes with more difficulty but isn't impossible. ...Read more
Pre 3 years: Abnormal eye contact, aloofness, failure to turn when called by name, failure to use gestures to point or show, a lack of interactive play, a lack of interest in peers. Some of these behaviors may be apparent in the first few months of a child’s life, or they may appear later. problems in one of the areas of communication and socialization or repetitive, restricted behavior must be present by 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related to autism: Asperger's disorder shares with autism a marked impairment in the ability of an individual to engage socially with others; it also typically is characterized by intense, sometimes quite odd, interests is specific topics or activities. It's major difference from autism is that language is relatively unaffected, which also means that most have normal or higher iq. It still can be quite impairing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only one form.: Asperger's disorder has only one "form, " but the specific symptoms vary from person to person, as does overall severity. It well may be that there are different underlying causes, but we don't have that information yet about it or autism. Presentation may change based on other personality traits, just as we see in those without any disorder. ...Read more
Aspergers: Please see the official website at www.Usautism .Org for the specifics. In essence individuals with this disorder have difficulty understanding the emotion of others. They have above-average intelligence but their social disability hurts their overall function. Please seek help if you or someone you care for is burdened with this disorder. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar to children:
Social awkwardness, subtle communication differences, narrowed pedantic interests. But aspies are awesome people, just different, not deficient. See< http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.Htm#211353080> &
No: At present, no medications have been shown to treat any form of pervasive developmnental disorder (pdd)--increasing called autism spectrum disorders (asd). Some symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and obsessions may respond to medications, but we have no cure--or even good treatement--for the disorder itself, whether asperger's or autism ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possible.: Asperger's syndrome now is well known, but that was not true 15 years ago. It is possible, depending on where you live, that symptoms would have been dismissed or ignored. More likely, however, you have anxiety and social shyness, both of which are far more common than as. There is no specific treatment for as; interventions focus on helping with social awareness and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...Read more
Focus: Junior focuses remarkably well on topics involving the mind, is likely to be the "little professor" type who's baffled by his peers, doesn't fit in, talks fast, and is poorly coordinated for team sports. You can't cure it, especially by exhorting or yelling, but social skills can be taught (get help), and these kids may excel at fitness / strength focused sports & later in tech / science. Good luc. ...Read more
Can Be A Challenge: In the state of california, each and every child is by law entitled to receive an education in an environment whereby the child can flourish to the best of their abilities, including asperger children. They require resource intensive educations and the burden falls on the local school district. Getting these resources can present great obstacles to the students, families, and educators. ...Read more
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