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Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Is there a link between aspergers and social anxiety?

Sort of: Both aspergers and social anxiety affect one's experience in social situations - however, one does not cause the other. Individuals with aspergers typically do not read social cues and have difficulty navigating social relationships from a reciprocal way - individuals with social anxiety understand the dynamics but fear of judgment and negative evaluation typically interfere with interactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

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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Are there similarities in sensory/perception between ptsd and high functioning autism? Like how you understand other people?

Are there similarities in sensory/perception between ptsd and high functioning autism? Like how you understand other people?

One thought: Atlhough two very different conditions, one thing which is similar is that in both- it is difficult to screen out sensory stimuli. ...Read more

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Is bi-polar disorder linked to creativity? Many of my favorite artists have bi-polar and so do i

Is bi-polar disorder linked to creativity? Many of my favorite artists have bi-polar and so do i

Touched with Fire: Dr. Redfield jamison, a clinical psychologist, is head of mood disorders at johns hopkins, a gifted writer for both lay people and experts, co-author of the definitive text on bipolar--and bipolar herself about which she has written with great passion, beauty and insight. Her book, "touched with fire" is a rigorous, yet poetic and moving exploration of the relation between bipolar and creativity. ...Read more

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Is my bf schizophrenic?+paranoia, mood swings, says hurtful things, no social regard and megalomaniac

Is my bf schizophrenic?+paranoia, mood swings, says hurtful things, no social regard and megalomaniac

Your boyfriend: Needs a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine the nature of his difficulties. What you're describing actually sounds more like bipolar or schizoaffective disorder than schizophrenia. He could also be abusing drugs. If he's mistreating you and unwilling to seek psychiatric help, you might reconsider your relationship with him. Stay safe! ...Read more

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A lack of GABA and dopamine in asperger's syndrome? What role does serotonin play in asperger's?

Aspergers: Research is suggesting spectrum kids may be awash in serotonin in utero. There is speculation that ssri's may not be the best route in treating some of the difficulties associated with the spectrum because there may already be too much serotonin. Hopefully, future research will clarify. This is my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Has anyone been able to control their moderate social anxiety / obsessive compulsive behavior with no drugs?

Has anyone been able to control their moderate social anxiety / obsessive compulsive behavior with no drugs?

Treatment Options: Social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder respond well to cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some patients can achieve 100% remission of their symptoms. Check with your physician or your local mental health association for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in the non-psychopharmacologic treatment of these conditions. ...Read more

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In past, been on strattera (atomoxetine) n buproprionxl for ADHD n mild depression. Now, hyper excessive talker with lack of focus. For these symptoms, a CNS only?

In past, been on strattera (atomoxetine) n buproprionxl for ADHD n mild depression. Now, hyper excessive talker with lack of focus. For these symptoms, a CNS only?

Back to psychiatrist: It sounds like you still have symptoms of ADHD or you may have a co-morbid Bipolar Disorder. At any rate,please go back to your doctor to report these symptoms and get re-evaluated or change your medications. ...Read more

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Are Aspergers and autism the same condition?

Are Aspergers and autism the same condition?

Currently, the sole : diagnosis in the DSM-V is Autistic Spectrum Disorder Levels 1,2 & 3. ASD level 1, formerly Asperger Syndrome (AS) has the same underlying deficits in Theory Of Mind, face recognition & joint attention as 2 &3. However, the atypical microscopic structure of brains of children & adults with "AS" & "Autism" varies enough that some researchers feel that they are different disorders. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

How are autism, aspergers and ADHD different?

Autistic Spectrum -: Disorder & ADHD are neurodevelopmental disorders, each with its own neurobehavioral profile determined by history & specific observable behaviors. They are categorical diagnoses, not etiologic diagnoses that explain the genetic or other medical condition that causes the symptoms in a individual. 40-70% of children & teens with ASD also have ADHD & require multi-modal treatment for both. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disease, narcissism, and ocd. Anything that helps all 3?

I have bipolar disease, narcissism, and ocd. Anything that helps all 3?

Professional help.: It sounds like you have aspects of a personality disorder, and a psychiatric disorder, this is a complex problem, and must be treated by a psychiatrist, one that has an expertise in psychopharmacology, because the drugs used, the dosages, the combinations need to be monitored very carefully, along with talk or behavioral therapy (this could be done by a phd psychologist or experienced msw. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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Do men with ADHD and traits of asbergers come off there ADHD meds become narcissistic? Or is it always there all along?

Do men with ADHD and traits of asbergers come off there ADHD meds become narcissistic? Or is it always there all along?

Meds vs. personality: Narcissism is a personality trait that may co-exist with other psych disorders. If someone stops meds for ADHD or Asperger's syndrome, they may show more behavioral symptoms that are socially inappropriate. However, underlying narcissism is not altered by medication. It can only be addressed through psychotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read more

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Beeing soul searching with therapists and doctors and psychs. What is main difference from aspies to highly sensitive person? Overwhelmed or decoding?

Beeing soul searching with therapists and doctors and psychs. What is main difference from aspies to highly sensitive person? Overwhelmed or decoding?

Aspergers. : Aspergers is awesome! the dsm5 failed. If you want to know a lot more. Watch my dr g aspie show at http://www.Southeastpsychstudios.Com. ...Read more

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Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Many of the social: conflicts are similar, but each family is different. It is very hard to cope with both the manic and the depressive states that people who suffer from bipolar experience. There are support groups for family members to help them learn the best ways to deal with the illness. Family therapy can also be helpful. ...Read more

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And what is the reason for psychopaths' malicious and spiteful behaviour?

And what is the reason for psychopaths' malicious and spiteful behaviour?

Lack of a conscience: A sociopathic (psychopath) lacks a developed conscience - so they don't feel guilty about causing harm to others. Many finding inflicting pain on others to be gratifying. ...Read more

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How do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

They probably don't: There is a new classification system which does not differentiate autism, pdd, and asperger's. They are all referred to autism spectrum disorder. High functioning means that there is a normal iq. This indicates a good chance at being able to function adequately as an adult and independently. ...Read more

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So the bf is bipolar and has dual personality, advice please?

So the bf is bipolar and has dual personality, advice please?

Bipolar disorder: Can significantly interfere w/relationships. He needs professional support and it would be good for you to sit in on a session to get educated as to the way this disorder manifests. Peace and good health. ...Read more