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Can you die from asperger's syndrome? Would you have a shortened life span?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry
12 doctors agree
In brief: Nope.
Asperger's syndrome is a high functioning form of autism which affects an individuals communication and their development of social skills.
Understanding of others emotions may be a challenge. Many individuals with asperger's are intelligent and successful, however they may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships.

In brief: Nope.
Asperger's syndrome is a high functioning form of autism which affects an individuals communication and their development of social skills.
Understanding of others emotions may be a challenge. Many individuals with asperger's are intelligent and successful, however they may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships.
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Dr. Kimberly Erway
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
While social stuff can be really hard, Aspies have changed our world for the better. I think Aspergers is awesome... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg1Ngp1nGds
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: No and Possibly
Asperger's syndrome does not cause death, and it does not directly lead to a shortened life span.
However, people with asperger's tend to have trouble with lack of awareness of their environment, so it is possible that this group of people may be at a higher risk of accidents, some of which could be life-threatening.

In brief: No and Possibly
Asperger's syndrome does not cause death, and it does not directly lead to a shortened life span.
However, people with asperger's tend to have trouble with lack of awareness of their environment, so it is possible that this group of people may be at a higher risk of accidents, some of which could be life-threatening.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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