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Can people with asperger's syndrome cry in physical pain more often?

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Dr. Diane Stein
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Intensely felt

Pain Intensity factors: stimuli (nociceptive qualities), alertness, meaning placed on pain, degree of general stress ( stress = challenges> abilities.
) Some with Autism Spectrum have less sensitivity to same stimuli however most do not. Clearly asperger's is a challenge: increased stress, when associated with worry over pain's meaning, insomnia, mood probs, pain may be terrible.

In brief: Intensely felt

Pain Intensity factors: stimuli (nociceptive qualities), alertness, meaning placed on pain, degree of general stress ( stress = challenges> abilities.
) Some with Autism Spectrum have less sensitivity to same stimuli however most do not. Clearly asperger's is a challenge: increased stress, when associated with worry over pain's meaning, insomnia, mood probs, pain may be terrible.
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