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Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
4 doctors agree

In brief: Aspergers

Yes! they are a bit of a different breed.
Here is my show on aspergers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds but be sure to buy this book on aspergirls. It is the best. http://www.amazon.com/aspergirls-empowering-females-asperger-syndrome/dp/1849058261.

In brief: Aspergers

Yes! they are a bit of a different breed.
Here is my show on aspergers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds but be sure to buy this book on aspergirls. It is the best. http://www.amazon.com/aspergirls-empowering-females-asperger-syndrome/dp/1849058261.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Quite often, they do

Just as many girls with adhd are diagnosed later than boys because they tend to have the primarily inattentive type, girls with asperger's may be considered shy and studious.
However, older girls and women may themselves notice their social skills deficits beginning in adolescence and become depressed because they can't figure out how to make and keep friends/ relationships like everyone else.

In brief: Quite often, they do

Just as many girls with adhd are diagnosed later than boys because they tend to have the primarily inattentive type, girls with asperger's may be considered shy and studious.
However, older girls and women may themselves notice their social skills deficits beginning in adolescence and become depressed because they can't figure out how to make and keep friends/ relationships like everyone else.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine

In brief: Tough question

In order to answer that, one would have to design questions to get inside of the heads of male and female ASD patients to determine what it is that they experience and then compare to see what the differences may be.

In brief: Tough question

In order to answer that, one would have to design questions to get inside of the heads of male and female ASD patients to determine what it is that they experience and then compare to see what the differences may be.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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