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Doctor insights on: Why Do People With Asperger Syndrome Turn To Self Harm

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Is an Asperger patient self-aware enough to know he has Asperger syndrome?

Is an Asperger patient self-aware enough to know he has Asperger syndrome?

Depends on age: Many with asperger disorder know they are different from others, although it may be hard to them to pin down exactly what the dfiference is. Especially among teenagers, anxiety and depression can become quite common because of the awareness of the differences with peers without knowing what to do about it. Others are quite content with their lives & see themselves as different but in good ways. ...Read more

Self Harm (Definition)

In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more


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I have aspergers and self harm, what to do?

I have aspergers and self harm, what to do?

There are two: Things that you need support for, aspergers as well as self-harm. Please see your doc for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in aspergers. He/she will work w/you to help you manage feelings and behaviors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could people with Asperger syndrome take care of themselves and live alone?

Aspergers: In most cases yes if they receive the support necessary to become independent, including family, friends and professional assistance from qualified mental health professionals. Best. ...Read more

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What is the method which i can change my Asperger syndrome so my work doesn't judge me?

As perfects does not: Go away. The more you understand your condition the more you can help people at work understand your idiosyncrasies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between classic autism and Asperger syndrome?

What is the difference between classic autism and Asperger syndrome?

Spectrum disorder: Autism is a spectrum disorder. With the diagnosis of autism being made when symptoms are severe and severely impairing, and asperger's disorder being diagnosed when symptoms are less severe, yet still a cause for significant impairment and/or distress. Symptoms "in-between" mild and severe are sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. Isolated, mild autistic symptoms also occur in the "normal" population. ...Read more

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How do I tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome, or does he know?

How do I tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome, or does he know?

Ask/tell him: If you are interested in your diagnosis and are seeing a therapist , bring it up with your therapist so you can discuss it.With him/her. ...Read more

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How would an ADHD child behave with Asperger syndrome?

How would an  ADHD child  behave with Asperger syndrome?

A technical point: adhd symptoms really should be understood to be part and parcel of aspergers. In DSM, it is incorrect to make a second diagnosis of adhd if the child is already on the autism spectrum. Unless the child is so severely adhd that limits function or puts them at risk e.g. climbing so much or running that they injure themselves multiple times per week. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems. Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties. They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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How does a doctor test to see if a child has Asperger syndrome?

How does a doctor test to see if a child has Asperger syndrome?

Multiple ways: Your physician will gather information from you, your child's teachers via a form such as vanderbilt. Also, your provider will observe your child's behavior during a consult. In addition, help can be sought from a developmental specialist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more