Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome

There are many health issues in our world and new ones being discovered everyday..   Many of which the general public may or may not have knowledge of or understand ,  even the general Medical field has questions regarding some of these disorders. The following is just one of many misunderstood health issues in the world today….and is presently being researched…

It is Asperger’s Syndrome, named for Dr. Hans Asperger, who was the first to describe this disorder in 1944…. However…it was not recognized as a unique disorder until years later. The symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome vary and can range from mild to severe. and is estimated to affect 6 out of every 1,000 children, and is more common in males than in females, and usually diagnosed in children between the ages of 2 and 6 years, however it is not uncommon for the disorder to go undiagnosed for years…sometimes later in adulthood… Eccentric or repetitive behaviors, with this condition may develop , with repetitive movements ,limited range of interests, and an intense, almost obsessive compulsion. Movements of people with Asperger’s syndrome may seem clumsy or awkward, and coordination may be hampered. Unusual rituals may  develop  , like getting dressed in a specific order. Many people with Asperger’s syndrome are exceptionally talented, such as in music or math.                                                                                                    If symptoms are present, an evaluation ,  by physical and medical exam is performed, although there are no specific/designated tests for Asperger’s syndrome, X-rays and blood tests may be performed , to determine if there is a physical disorder causing the symptoms. If no physical disorder is found, the patient may be referred to a specialist , such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, neurologist, or another health professional who is specially trained in developmental disorders to diagnose and treat Asperger’s syndrome.                                                                                                                                         People with Asperger’s syndrome are at risk for developing other conditions, schizophrenia, depression, ADHD and OCD ( obsessive  compulsive  disorder )however there are optional treatments available for these conditions..

Teachings are structured to meet the person’s unique needs, behavior modification supporting positive behavior and decreasing negative behavior Therapy designed to increase functional abilities, such as speech and physical, to increase functional abilities. There are no medications to cure Asperger’s syndrome , but medications may be used to treat specific symptoms, which may accompany the disorder such as depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Due to the fact the level of intelligence which is many cases is higher than average, some people with Asperger’s syndrome are able to function very well, especially if diagnosis is made early in life.

Although it is not proven, this disorder may be inherited, and is passed from parent to child as it tends to run in families and cannot be prevented or cured.

Research is being done through investigating early brain development and functioning, social interactions in infants, rare genetic variants and mutations, associations between autism-related genes and physical traits, possible environmental risk factors and biomarkers, and a potential new medication treatment.

 

 

 

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4 Responses to Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome

  1. Alien Ghost says:

    Hi kjforce,

    Thank you for promoting a better understanding of Asperger’s syndrome! I am one of the people with it, and I can assure you not only there is very little knowledge of its existence among “normal” people, but there is also a good deal of misunderstanding.

    From the perspective of a person with Asperger, it is not a condition or a health issue, but rather a difference (just like some people are short and others tall). The problem is that people needed hundreds of years to understand that skin color doesn’t mean different intellectual level, and now it’ll be some time for people to understand that there is not just one way of thinking and perceiving the world but many (If you see the world in a different way than me, it doesn’t mean I’m right and you have to be wrong or sick).

    Just like the body size, the skin color or eye shape can be different, and only when it goes to an extreme is to be worried about, the same happens with the brain configuration. As you know, Asperger is a mild level of autism, and while autism would be the worrying extreme, Asperger is more of a difference.

    It is more of society rules and promoted behaviors what creates stress and depression in a person with Asperger, due to have to learn techniques to become “different” in order to be accepted (like a black man painting his body in white and trying to act like a white man in order to be accepted in society). I only need Seredyn when I go to my job because there are people there!

    Thank you for bringing this issue to the light, and for my part I’ll continue telling people how is the world of someone with the Asperger’s syndrome.

    Raul

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