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

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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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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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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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Is either asperger's or autism caused by too much brain plasticity?

No: Two different concepts; plasticity really is more about a kind of ''understudy'' capacity. ...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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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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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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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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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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