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How can I tell if Asperger syndrome is causing a person's social anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation

The only way to really be sure is to have the person evaluated by a psychiatrist who has experience in this area.

In brief: Evaluation

The only way to really be sure is to have the person evaluated by a psychiatrist who has experience in this area.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Different criteria

Asperger syndrome have difficulties with social interaction, which can be accompanied by anxiety in around 50 %--but treating anxiety does not resolve the main features of asperger syndrome---- good question.

In brief: Different criteria

Asperger syndrome have difficulties with social interaction, which can be accompanied by anxiety in around 50 %--but treating anxiety does not resolve the main features of asperger syndrome---- good question.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Other Symptoms

Asperger's can certainly cause anxiety in social settings, but for a diagnosis of asperger's other symptoms are required related to difficulties in verbal communication along with other behavioral quirks and oddities.

In brief: Other Symptoms

Asperger's can certainly cause anxiety in social settings, but for a diagnosis of asperger's other symptoms are required related to difficulties in verbal communication along with other behavioral quirks and oddities.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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