Asperger’s syndrome is a contact and communication disorder and belongs to the group of autistic forms. Typical for this disorder of the autism spectrum* are restrictions in interaction behaviour, lack of empathy, intensive (special) interests and adherence to habits and rituals. Syndrome is one of the most serious developmental disorders (alongside early childhood autism, Rett syndrome and atypical autism). It is neurologically founded and the cause mostly unknown.
Symptoms Asperger’s syndrome
How do I know someone’s angry? When should you speak softly, when should you rather not speak at all? And in which situations should you keep your opinion to yourself?
Affected people suffer from a reduced ability to intuitively recognise non-verbal signals in other people – despite their usually considerable intelligence. As a result, they are severely restricted in their ability to interact socially. Asperger autistic people cannot put themselves in other people’s shoes and generally have little interest in them. On the other hand, there are even stronger (special) interests in areas such as mathematics, history, geography or other scientific areas.
Depending on the severity of the symptoms, an Asperger autistic person can lead an almost normal life, another needs lifelong support.
Stakeholders have difficulties in these three areas:
- social communication
- social interaction
- social understanding
The syndrome often occurs together with ADHD, compulsions or tics. Within a person’s life history, the symptoms change, dominate or recede. However, the essential aspect of Asperger’s Syndrome remains for life.
As a rule, the first symptoms appear in children after 3 years of age. The paediatrician often refers the parents to a paediatric and adolescent psychiatrist. The child’s medical history and the child’s stage of development in particular help him to make the diagnosis.
If a person is confronted with his or her own disorder only at adult age, there are special questionnaires that help with the diagnosis (e.g. “Adult Asperger Assessment” (AAA), autism spectrum quotient (AQ)). The doctor will also consult parents and siblings and assess the patient’s behaviour.
Asperger’s autism is not curable, but affected persons can be specifically promoted.
Not everyone affected has to undergo therapy. Many Asperger autistic patients are well able to adapt socially, pursue a profession or enter into a partnership. Even if they may sometimes seem strange to their fellow human beings.
However, if the symptoms are severe, it is important to start therapy early. It is usually a long-term therapy. Behavioural therapy offers the opportunity to promote the child’s individual strengths and to improve his or her social skills. The aim is for the child or adolescent to learn to adapt to social situations so that he or she can attend school and complete an apprenticeship.
Medication is rarely used in Asperger’s syndrome.
*Autism is often referred to as “spectrum” because the transitions are fluid: some people are strongly autistic, others show only mild symptoms.
If you suspect that you suffer from Asperger’s syndrome: consult a doctor! Because the diagnosis is difficult to differentiate and to make, Asperger’s syndrome should always be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
ASD/Asperger’s syndrome is a neuropsychiatric functional deficit. ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Aspergers syndrome is a form of ASD. If you have ASD/Asperger, you can mark it on how you communicate with others. You can also have a smoother focus than others on things that interest you.
ASD/Asperger is a form of autism
This text deals with ASD/Aspergers syndrome. ASD is a collective name for different types of autism. ASD/Asperger is a lindrigare form of autism other than autistic syndrome.
ASD/Asperger can be seen in different ways
ASD/Asperger’s syndrome can be seen in different ways for different people and symtoms can be of different degrees of severity.
If you have ASD/Asperger, you will be able to identify them in some of their symtoms:
Some of these interests are reflected in a large part of this time.
It is very easy for you to engage in the tasks you are interested in, but you may object to being able to access the information if you are not interested.
It may be difficult to understand what others are doing and how they know, if they don’t see it very clearly.
If you can see some of them as others are next to automatic, you may need more meditation and a step by step.
You can easily become stressed if you need something that is new and ochant for you.
It can be difficult to communicate with others and you will not always be understood. You may need some clear explanation of the oscribed rules you find when dealing with others.
Ibland you will find in prayers and routines that can make it difficult to break.
The sensory impressions are more rigid than those of others, such as lucts and smokers. You may not skate the children or see them as very disturbing or uncomfortable.
You may have difficulty interpreting other people’s feelings and feelings. Signals that show, for example, that one wants to complete a whole are not always sufficiently clear and you cannot interpret the other endings of the readings.
It is difficult to be clear about how to use social signals, such as contact with an iPhone, pressure of an iPhone, cropped speech and gesture.
Many with ASD/Asperger have a very large area of influence, at the same time as it can be difficult to grasp when an orderly use is made visually or has several meanings. If you have ASD/Asperger you may have misrepresented or misrepresented the picture and interpret it. On the question “can you open the door?” you can say “yes”, but it was a mistake to open the door.