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Why Do People With Asperger Syndrome Turn To Self Harm
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
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
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
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
What are the many symptoms of Asperger syndrome? How many affected people just have one or two symptoms?
Hard to say.: Asperger's disorder is diagnosed on the basis of persistent impairment in social interactions plus odd or restricted interests or behaviors. One must have at least 2 from a list of criteria related to social impairment and 1 related to behavior. These must cause persistent impairment in functioning, and overall cognitive functioning and language has to be normal. A single symptom isn't enough. ...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
The new dsm v does not include Asperger syndrome how will future people with this asd be treated ?
Likely no different: What will likely happen is that most with asperger's syndrome will be reclassified as autism spectrum disorder and hopefully most services will remain intact. It has always been somewhat diffficut for some with aspergers to get help if they are doing well academically and mainly have social difficulties. Schools base services on function in school and social difficulties often ignored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How can I make my friend with Asperger syndrome feel better about herself? It seems so complicated.
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
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