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Can you die from having Asperger syndrome?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Asperger

Not directly, no.

In brief: Asperger

Not directly, no.
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Asperger's syndrome is a set of symptoms on the autism spectrum. These symptoms can interfere with social function but are not life-threatening.

In brief: No

Asperger's syndrome is a set of symptoms on the autism spectrum. These symptoms can interfere with social function but are not life-threatening.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Actually, Asperger's is a gift if somebody can help you learn social skills which don't come as naturally to you as to other folks. Some of our greatest scientists have been "Aspies", and there's a joy in losing yourself in mental work that "normal folks" can't ever experience. Be polite, listen to others, learn to read body language, relationships are more important than being right, etc.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Asperger syndrome is a type of pervasive developmental disorder. It is not a fatal disease.
As far as i know, there is not any reduction in life expectancy. If you were told that, you were misinformed.

In brief: No

Asperger syndrome is a type of pervasive developmental disorder. It is not a fatal disease.
As far as i know, there is not any reduction in life expectancy. If you were told that, you were misinformed.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Not directly

There is no fatal aspect to asperger's itself.
However, some people find the social isolation and other difficulties of living so painful that suicide may become a real risk. There is real help available and people with this condition who want that help should know it is out there.

In brief: Not directly

There is no fatal aspect to asperger's itself.
However, some people find the social isolation and other difficulties of living so painful that suicide may become a real risk. There is real help available and people with this condition who want that help should know it is out there.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
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