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If my child has asperger's syndrome, is violent behavior normal?
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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Undersatnding
Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment.
In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes.

In brief: Undersatnding
Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment.
In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
No, violent behavior is not a primary symptom or behavior associated with asperger's syndrome.
However, because part of asperger syndrome is communication and socialization problems, as children age they often get frustrated and distressed about their relationship with others. Sometimes this leads to aggression and outbursts. But true violence is not a piece of asperger's.

In brief: Not really
No, violent behavior is not a primary symptom or behavior associated with asperger's syndrome.
However, because part of asperger syndrome is communication and socialization problems, as children age they often get frustrated and distressed about their relationship with others. Sometimes this leads to aggression and outbursts. But true violence is not a piece of asperger's.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Children with asperger syndrome have impairment with social interaction but are not violent.

In brief: No
Children with asperger syndrome have impairment with social interaction but are not violent.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: No
most children with Asperger's disorder are not violent.

In brief: No
most children with Asperger's disorder are not violent.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Children with ASD
(autistic spectrum disorder, the current diagnosis for as) often have anxiety disorders & adhd that contribute to their emotional over-reactivity, but they can have other mental illnesses as well, like mood disorders.
Seek diagnostic evaluation & medical management from a child psychiatrist & behavioral therapy from a child psychologist.

In brief: Children with ASD
(autistic spectrum disorder, the current diagnosis for as) often have anxiety disorders & adhd that contribute to their emotional over-reactivity, but they can have other mental illnesses as well, like mood disorders.
Seek diagnostic evaluation & medical management from a child psychiatrist & behavioral therapy from a child psychologist.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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