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What kinds of effects does asperger's syndrome have on teens and adults?

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Dr. Louis Cady
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Asperger's syndrome

Problems range from very mild if the syndrome is mild, to severe.
In teenage years, peers will start to see the asperger's child as "wierd" or "different" as they themselves change from children (who are generally accepting of everybody) to teens who are much more conscious of "normal" and "abnormal." adult function is based on severity of disorder + psychological effects of their growth & dev.

In brief: Asperger's syndrome

Problems range from very mild if the syndrome is mild, to severe.
In teenage years, peers will start to see the asperger's child as "wierd" or "different" as they themselves change from children (who are generally accepting of everybody) to teens who are much more conscious of "normal" and "abnormal." adult function is based on severity of disorder + psychological effects of their growth & dev.
Dr. Louis Cady
Dr. Louis Cady
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Asperger's

The major problem clinically speaking is that people with asperger's have difficulty in social interaction and seem aloff to other people.
If they retian their repetative behavior into eens and adulthood this can be off putiing too. They may or may not have trouble finding jobs or finding a spouse. However one should remember that not everyone with social skills problems has asperger's.

In brief: Asperger's

The major problem clinically speaking is that people with asperger's have difficulty in social interaction and seem aloff to other people.
If they retian their repetative behavior into eens and adulthood this can be off putiing too. They may or may not have trouble finding jobs or finding a spouse. However one should remember that not everyone with social skills problems has asperger's.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Social constraints

Peoople with asperger's disorder want friends and social interactionbut they lack the social pragmatic skills to maintain friendships.
They can be helped to develop social skills by attending Social Pragmatics programs. Without this type of help, individuals with Asperger's feel socially isolated.

In brief: Social constraints

Peoople with asperger's disorder want friends and social interactionbut they lack the social pragmatic skills to maintain friendships.
They can be helped to develop social skills by attending Social Pragmatics programs. Without this type of help, individuals with Asperger's feel socially isolated.
Dr. William Singer
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