Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal.
No medications directly treat the core symptoms of AS. Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism?
In Crawford C, Krebs D. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Because narrow topics often capture the interest of children, this symptom may go unrecognized. Archived from the original on 23 December Archived PDF from the original on 18 February I have an impaired ability to relate to people.Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal.
Focus Autism Other Dev Disabl. Archived from the original on 1 November Diagnosis of Asperger syndrome.
In it was estimated that They may be poorly coordinated, or have an odd or bouncy gait or posture, poor handwriting, or problems with visual-motor integration. Retrieved from " https: People with Asperger syndrome can display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive and are sometimes abnormally intense or focused.
Archived from the original PDF on 1 November Living with Asperger's Syndrome.
Asperger called the condition "autistic psychopathy" and described it as primarily marked by social isolation. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders 2nd ed. People identifying with Asperger syndrome may refer to themselves in casual conversation as aspies a term first used in print by Liane Holliday Willey in Disorders typically diagnosed in childhood Intellectual disability X-linked intellectual disability Lujan—Fryns syndrome.
The underconnectivity theory hypothesizes underfunctioning high-level neural connections and synchronization, along with an excess of low-level processes. Archived from the original on 23 April Some of them may even display selective mutism , not speaking at all to most people and excessively to specific others.
A preliminary, freely readable draft, with slightly different wording in the quoted text, is in: Hans Asperger described common symptoms among his patients' family members, especially fathers, and research supports this observation and suggests a genetic contribution to Asperger syndrome. The overlap between alexithymia and Asperger's syndrome", Fitzgerald and Bellgrove, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36 4 ".
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. I can't concentrate or get things done. Standard diagnostic criteria require impairment in social interaction and repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, activities and interests, without significant delay in language or cognitive development.
The extent of the overlap between AS and high-functioning autism HFA —autism unaccompanied by intellectual disability is unclear. There is no evidence that these motor skills problems differentiate AS from other high-functioning ASDs. The cost and difficulty of screening and assessment can delay diagnosis.
While most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better, there is no single best treatment package. People with AS may not be as withdrawn around others, compared with those with other, more debilitating forms of autism ; they approach others, even if awkwardly. Internet sites like Wrong Planet have made it easier for individuals to connect.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Autism spectrum High-functioning autism Classic Autism Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified Childhood disintegrative disorder Rett syndrome. They fulfill their role well, perhaps better than anyone else could, and we are talking of people who as children had the greatest difficulties and caused untold worries to their care-givers. Individuals with AS often have excellent auditory and visual perception.
Retrieved 20 February Archived from the original on 10 December Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger — , Asperger syndrome is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of autism. Frequency estimates vary enormously. A review found that an overwhelming number of reported violent criminals with Asperger syndrome had also other coexisting psychotic psychiatric disorders such as schizoaffective disorder.
Retrieved 8 April Restricted interests or repetitive behaviors, such as this boy's interest in playing with a toy model of molecules, may be features of Asperger's.