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Doctor insights on: What Part Of The Brain Does Aspergers Affect

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Can you please tell me effects on the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

Can you please tell me effects on the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

Asbergers disorder: It is not the effects on the brain of aspergers, it is the brain wiring and chemical balances that cause aspergers. Aspergers is an anxxiety disorder characterized by people who have difficulty reading the emotions of others, they want friends but lack the social skills to maintain friendships. They often do not understand social concepts and how other feel. ...Read more

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What are the changes in the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

What are the changes in the brain from aspergers' syndrome?

A variety: Research relating impairment to structure has found a variety of abnormalities that correlate with each other in severity. Structures, areas & networks of temporal lobes involved in recognizing faces, processing sensory & emotional input, & rapid learning of new info have small, densely -packed neurons with short or disrupted connections the ? Is cause vs. Effect of experience & behavior, or both. ...Read more

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I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc

I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc

Brain atrophy: Brain atrophy means shrinking of the brain caused by loss of neurons. It is a normal finding in aging although this does not lead to equivalent cognitive changes. It also accompanies many neurodegenerative diseases most of which do not have a reversible quality. Causes that can be treated include B12 deficiency, alcohol use, inflammatory and infectious processes. Your doctor should be telling you why you have this and identify measures that can help maintain function and minimize atrophy to the degree possible. ...Read more

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Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Do I have aspergers syndrome if high energy and monkey mind?

Aspergers: Not exactly sure what your question means but if you want to understand a little bit about asperger's you can start by watching this short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?

Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?

Relationships: I know of no causal relationship between CP and asbergers syndrome. However, in both instances therapy should consist of physical and occupation therapy. Speech therapy is also very important. Art, music and play therapy should be exploited. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism? Do doctors know which part of the brain is affected?

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 more

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Are intrusive thoughts a part of aspergers or a sign of something more? (regarding 7 y/o with as dx)

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 more

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Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?

Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?

Not related: The hyper excitability of epilepsy is disorganized and usually diffuse. In aspberger's syndrome the excitability is organized into thought and perception. ...Read more

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Can I have both asperger's syndrome and cerebral palsy?

Can I have both asperger's syndrome and cerebral palsy?

Aspergers: Yes for sure but seek out a good md and licensed psychologist who can differentiate issues associated with both. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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I noticed that my mind lives in the ambiguity (ex: more than one way to face any problem), might this be related to ADHD present in asperger's?

I noticed that my mind lives in the ambiguity  (ex: more than one way to face any problem), might this be related to ADHD present in asperger's?

Not black and white.: This is more likely to be due to being bright, flexible and seeing the world in many shades of gray (vice black and white). This sounds like a positive - i wouldn't try to pathologize it. ...Read more

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Psych says i'm on the aspergers spectrum but don't have aspergers, need an explanantion?

Talk to your: Therapist about your confusion. The spectrum varies from mild aspergers to more severe aspergers. Perhaps they meant that you have some of the symptoms but are not on the severe end of the spectrum. Discuss it with them to understand what they mean. ...Read more

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My son is autistic and recently diagnosed aspergers but he doesn't speak can this be wrong?

The diagnosis of : Asperger Syndrome has been subsumed into Autistic Spectrum Disorder, which has 3 levels classified by the intensity of supports & services needed to maximize functioning. The outdated diagnosis AS include an overall IQ of 70 or above and no significant delays in speech & language at age 3-4. Therefore, his symptoms would not have fit the old diagnosis & will fit ASD level 3, not level 1. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't get over aspergers?

Nothing to get over : Asperger is not an illness, it is a different way of seeing and relating to the world and often carries with it a lot of gifts. See a professional with experience in helping you understand yourself and your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, accept who you are. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will my child develop aspergers/adhd if there's a history in my family but i don't have it? Please help me docs!

Will my child develop aspergers/adhd if there's a history in my family but i don't have it? Please help me docs!

Possible: Autism rates are increased when there is a family history. It is common for many people to have parts of it - anxiety, language delay, etc. When all the parts are there, we call it an autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try. He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.

What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try.  He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.

This is difficult.: Difficult because the 18yo is now an adult in most states. As an adult the 18yo has a right to make one's own choice even if the choice is not perfect. The answer would be to find a counselor who the 18yo trusts and who can help the 18yo to make educated choices. However, if the 18yo is not able to take care of oneself there may be a legal option to find a guardian who can step in. ...Read more

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