Aspergers_Syndrome_-_General_Information

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Aspergers Syndrome - General Information

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Aspergers Syndrome is a type of Autism, however, the symptoms are usually
much milder and less distressing to those people around them. However,
it is still a serious condition which affects 1-2 people in 2000, of
which, more tend to be boys than girls.


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Aspergers Syndrome, Autism


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Aspergers Syndrome is a type of Autism, however, the symptoms are usually
much milder and less distressing to those people around them. However,
it is still a serious condition which affects 1-2 people in 2000, of
which, more tend to be boys than girls.

Aspergers Syndrome wasn’t widely recognized by parents and professionals
as recently as in the 1990’s. Autism itself was first diagnosed in 1943.

Despite what could be seen as a significant problem for the sufferers of
Aspergers Syndrome, many people with this condition lead very successful
and productive lives.

Autism is a neurological disorder. Nobody knows exactly what causes it
although there does seem to be a high degree of evidence which suggests
that it may be genetic. In many cases, where one child in a family has
autism or Aspergers Syndrome, there is a significant chance that any
other children will also have this condition either to a lesser or
greater degree.

It is possible that there are other factors which may cause this
condition either before during or after the birth of a child. At this
present time, we don’t know the answers to this question although
hopefully after much research, the answer will be found.

There is no simple test to diagnose Aspergers Syndrome or Autism, the
diagnosis is done by taking a developmental history and observation of
the patient.

There isn’t any cure for either Aspergers Syndrome or Autism either.
However, with a lot of hard work, many sufferers of Aspergers live
ordinary lives with few difficulties.

Aspergers symptoms include<br>
- Deficiency in social skills<br>
- Difficulty with accepting changes to their environment<br>
- They may be very pre-occupied with a specific topic and study it and
talk about it incessantly, becoming very proficient in it.<br>
- Find it difficult to read non verbal communication signals and tend to
have poor body space i.e. they will invade other peoples space
unknowingly.

Despite these symptoms, many sufferers from Aspergers live normal lives
and in some cases, probably due to their obsession with a particular
topic, may become very successful.

				
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