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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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Help please? What is female asperger's high functioning?

Help please? What is female asperger's high functioning?

Nondiscrimatory: Asperger's effects both men and women. It is equal opportunity syndrome. The symptoms remain the same for both sexes. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have female aspergers or something else?

Psychiatric eval: Asperger's is a clinical diagnosis which depends on mostly history comprising of basically three areas: developmental delays including speech delays, social delays and stereotypic behavior (repetitive). There may be family and other developmental issues of interest. A thorough evaluation should be able to answer this question, talk to your pcp first, if needed a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Why is Asperger's syndrome more common in males than in females?

Why is Asperger's syndrome more common in males than in females?

Unknown: It is not known why Asperger's disorder is more common in males. I have several female patients with Asperger's disorder ...Read more

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Please describe the typical signs of a female with asperger's syndrome?

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Please describe the typical signs of a female with asperger's syndrome?

Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interests, no delay in cognitive development or language. Other associated features can include intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, clumsiness & restricted use of words. Applies to both sexes. ...Read more

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Please help? My best friend was diagnosed with female asperger's high functioning what is this?

Please help? My best friend was diagnosed with female asperger's high functioning what is this?

Autism spectrum: Asperger's disorder is form "high functioning" autism. It is the same disorder for males and females, yet each person, will present with a unique cluster of symptoms overlaid on a unique personality. The complete guide to asperger's syndrome, by tony atwood is a book that you may find very helpful in better understanding your friend's challenges. She needs her friends more than ever! best wishes. ...Read more

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Does my chauvanism and cruelty towards women have to do with my bi polar or aspergers?

Attitudes vs disease: We have no fence inside us to keep things from influencing each other. Attitudes are learned and culturally sanctioned. Diseases are physical, some genetically based. A certain attitude may be a comfortable fit for certain person who suffers from a certain disease, but so might a very different attitude. I doubt you can hold a disease responsible but since you ask, you may be able to change. Best! ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website.Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more

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