Tag Archives: Aspergers Syndrome

Question?: Asperger Syndrome Causes

Charles asks…

what happens if someone with aspergers syndrome smokes marijuana?

i have a friend with aspergers syndrome and he wants to try smoking pot. will this affect him severely or screw his brain up even more. i really need to find out what will happen cause im really worried about what might happen

admin answers:

He might have some serious spasms. And you might get caught and go to jail!

Smoking pot is against the law, you know.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Symptoms

Ken asks…

What is holding intense grudges a symptom of?

Is it a symptom of a disorder, or anything, if a person holds lifelong grudges, even for slights or misunderstandings, even from childhood? Is it a symptom of aspergers syndrome?

admin answers:

Well what will happen with all of the unforgivingness and not letting it all go, it will all just pile up and in time it will come out in another way. Addiction, Obesity, Mental Problems, Health ect
There are recovery tools of the 12 step program that is not just for addicts, it is really good for everyone to learn how to let go and let God. The peace is awesome.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Treatment

William asks…

Can Aspergers Syndrome affect your Social health?

My therapist, mother, and father all suspect i have Aspergers Syndrome, but can it really affect your socializing? As well as A.D.D. and OCD? We all suspect i have all 3. And i’m feeling really depressed right know, so do you think so?

admin answers:

Yes, Asperger’s syndrome affects socializing, as it causes people to have poor social skills and a limited ability to develop good social skills.

Asperger’s syndrome varies a lot in severity though, so not everyone who has it will have the same level of difficulties with socializing.

Some people have mild Asperger’s syndrome and in those cases other people may not always notice much difference. Others have more severe forms of Asperger’s syndrome and cannot as easily mask or hide the disorder or the symptoms.

Some people with Asperger’s syndrome are lucky and are surrounded with people who don’t let the person’s poor social skills be a big problem, but a lot of people with Asperger’s syndrome are not that lucky and are constantly excluded and rejected by other people because of their poor social skills or simply for being different.

Many people with Asperger’s syndrome live in social isolation. Some of them don’t mind it and actually enjoy their solitary lives, while others are greatly bothered by this isolation and become really depressed.

I cannot judge whether you have Asperger’s or not, but it sounds like there is a reason to have a professional (a psychiatrist for example) do an evaluation to find out for sure. If you do have some disorder (or a combination of many disorders), a psychiatrist should be able to diagnose you and suggest treatment options.

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Question?: Autism Symptoms Toddler Boys

William asks…

wat are the symptons of asburghes?

what should i be looking for ????

admin answers:

The symptoms of Asperger’s can depends on the age the person. There can be variation by age group and gender — toddlers, kids, boys, girls, adults, women and men. Run a Google search for “symptoms of Asperger’s in _______”. You fill in the age group and gender. Or use the link below to get more general information by age.

Http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/tc/aspergers-syndrome-symptoms

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Test

Sandy asks…

How do people with learning disabilities have normal intelligence when they can have academic delays?

I’m confused when I go on websites and it says that people with learning disabilities have average to above average intelligence. Also, can a person with aspergers syndrome have a learning disability? Why do people say people with autism have lower intelligence but can be VERY smart?

admin answers:

People with Aspergers syndrome score between above average and genius levels on IQ testing so whoever said that was probably talking about the severe Autism cases on the low end of the spectrum…. Not those with Aspergers.

And yes people with Aspergers can have a learning disability. A learning disability only means that there is a block causing the individual to not be able to learn in the conventional ways. I have Aspergers and I have a math disability. I have to learn math a different way then how it is typically taught, therefore it took longer for me to learn it. But in every other area I was in advanced placement and honors classes.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Causes

Carol asks…

is it possible for a person to have several different behavioural problems?

Like a single person having aspergers syndrome, OCD and Graves’ disease?

Or just Graves’ disease and OCD?

Or just one?

thank you =)
heh, no i don’t have all of them though i do have OCD and my younger brother has aspergers syndrome. Grave’s disease just random popped in to my head as a third example.

admin answers:

Yes it’s possible. But just so you know; Asperger’s is a neurological difference, it is NOT a behavioural problem, disease, mental illness or disorder (like OCD).

@ Ruby-Aspie

Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune disease which features an overactive Thyroid (hyperthyroidism). I knew a girl in high school with Grave’s and my sister has Lupus (another autoimmune condition) so I have a fair idea what it is. Either way, while Grave’s may cause psychological affects (mood imbalances), it isn’t a behavioural issue either.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome In Adults

Maria asks…

Do people with certain developmental conditions get worst as they age?

My son was diagnosed with learning disability when he was on his teens? He showed weird behaviors, did repetitive gestures, and is fixated on some things in his 20s. He is now suspected to have Aspergers Syndrome. He is now 26 yrs old and has shown new weird behaviors he did not manifest before. I’m worried he might get worst as he grows older. Pls help.

admin answers:

Asperges should not get worse. But treatment may not be as effective now that your son is an adult as it would have been if he were diagnosed earlier. You should seek further treatment nonetheless.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome

Lisa asks…

How can I help a three year old with aspergers syndrome?

I am helping to raise my granddaughter who has asperger syndrome. I need help with behavioral modification techniques. She has severe meltdowns, withdraws into herself at times, doesn’t like to interact with others at times, appears to be confused when being talked to about her behavior and is very defiant. She doesn’t show much affection towards people, but seems to be showing some improvement in this area. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Also, can a child with aspergers lead a normal life?

admin answers:

The fastest way for you to get the specific help you need for your specific granddaughters needs is to contact your public school and ask for an evaluation. Show them whatever medical documentation you have (although I seldom see 3 year olds medically diagnosed with aspergers – more typical to see PDD-NOS) The school will have an early intervention team look at her – in your home setting and see what she needs – they may provide things for you to do – they may suggest a specialized preschool program several days a week. That is however where you start.

All children will lead as ‘normal’ a life as they are able to. I can however tell you that Early Intervention by professionals in the schools is critical for that success.

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Question?: What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder

Laura asks…

How will Asperger syndrome and PDD be Diagnosed in the future once the definition is Changed?

I heard that instead of 3 being diagnosed with High Functioning Autism (aspergers syndrome), PDD-NOS and Autistic disorder there will only be one type
but, what if the child have mild symptoms of Autism just like Aspergers, how will they be diagnosed? How will Aspergers syndrome and PDD-NOS be diagnosed differently under the dsm-5 if they have symptoms of an autism Spectrum disorder?

admin answers:

The proposal would have 3 levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The mildest level would probably include many people with PDD-NOS and Aspergers Syndrome. The moderate level and more severe level would probably be more classic autism. The different levels would refer to the amount of support needed at school, at home, or in the community.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Treatment

Richard asks…

What is the difference between a “normal” over-active child and a child with ADHD?

Part of being a child is pushing boundaries, being full of energy, not doing what your told, and having tantrums because they haven’t learned to emotionally hide/control/repress their feelings. What is the difference between this and a child being diagnosed with ADHD? Like the spurious Aspergers Syndrome, M.E. and “personality disorders” is ADHD just another ficticious label to apply to children who don’t do what they’re told to help parents excuse their responsibility and behaviour?

admin answers:

Normal kids can control their behavior, kids with ADHD can’t and no matter how hard they try, they struggle. Normal kids are able to calm down and focus in class and get their work done while a kid with ADHD fails to get their work done so they come home with tons of homework. They also often misplace their work or items and they struggle trying to be organized. But with pills, they find it easier to focus and be more organized. There have been a few people who managed to get better at it without the medicine but that was maybe because they were borderline ADHD or mild.

ADHD is not another made up thing (nor are the other conditions you mentioned) but if you look at it another way, it is made up and so are all the other conditions. Everything needs a name so people know what to do to fix their problems or know what treatment to get, etc. Just imagine what life be like if conditions didn’t have a name. People wouldn’t know what to do about their problems and doctors wouldn’t know what pills to prescribe. People wouldn’t even know what to look up to see what they can do to help their child or themselves.
Labels don’t define anyone. You are you and people are people, not the label. The problems do exist but some are over the top like shy eating or pregnorexia. They’re real but I think the names are ridiculous. Pregnorexia is just anorexia except the woman is pregnant. Shy eating just sounds like social anxiety but they picked braches from the tree and made it a condition of its own. But Stockholm syndrome and Lima syndrome? Ridiculous even though the behavior exists but to make it a condition? Come on. I even think adjustment disorder is ridiculous even though the problems do exist and I had that condition too.

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