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What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism? Do doctors know which part of the brain is affected?
Degree of severity: Although there are technical differences for making the diagnosis, in practice, autism is seen as a spectrum disorder. The most severe are diagnosed with autism. Those with the mild symptoms asperger's, and those with symptoms somewhere in between sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. The mildest may not diagnosed with anything, but may be thought of as quirky, rigid, or clueless. ...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
Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?
I wish there was a: Way to protect us from the many psychological illnesses out there but having one challenge such as aspergers does not necessarily protect us from others. Healthy lifestyle including good diet, exercise, perhaps counseling, are a much better way of staying healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What to do if I have apsergers syndrome, does having aspergers mean that i can't get anyother form of mental ilness and or disorder?
Find a therapist: &/coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. You can have additional diagnosis along with Aspergers. ...Read more
A type of Autism: The term "asperger's disorder" was coined to identify individuals with good intellectual function and relatively normal language who still had poor social skills and odd or unusual behaviors. Because subsequent studies have shown that it has few differences from autistic individuals with similar iqs, the term my disappear in the next diagnostic manual to become part of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more
Yes.: With more improved testing and diagnostic techniques, a diagnosis at age 40 is possible. However, that diagnosis does not change who you are.. ...Read more
Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more
Clinical picture: A constellation of behaviors and patterns of thought that tend to run together. Powerful focus on a few narrow intellectual areas. Poor physical coordination. Much difficulty reading and understanding other people. Rapid mechanical speech. The tendency to be a jerk without realizing it is distressing both to the aspie and to others. Focus of rx is on learning to be a diplomat -- can help us all. ...Read more
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