Asperger’s Anxiety and Depression – Comorbidities

September 15, 2011

Comorbidities is a term used for several conditions common in individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. There are five conditions found on the autism spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome is one of them.  This developmental disorder mainly affects a person's social communication abilities.  The comorbid conditions common to Asperger's Syndrome individuals do not need to be present to receive […]

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When Do You Tell A Child They Have Aspergers

August 31, 2011

I recently came across this word that I did not know existed.  Anosognosia.   It means denying that you have a medically diagnosed condition and refuse to follow doctors' orders.   This is very common in children with conditions like diabetes, bi-polar disorders and of course Asperger Syndrome, among others.  I always remember this time when I […]

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Natural, Herbal Remedies for Asperger’s Syndrome

August 16, 2011

Natural Remedies for Asperger’s Syndrome Through the course of the childhood of my stepsons life he was on an extensive mixture of various synthetic drugs.  Depakote and other drugs that are typically prescribed in the autism spectrum, I am sure he was on most everything you can think at one time or another.   At one […]

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Asperger Syndrome History and Diagnosis Criteria

August 4, 2011

A Little Asperger Syndrome History Asperger syndrome is estimated to be occurring in 1 out of every 100 children.  That has risen since the 1980's when a study estimated that 36 per 10,000 children were diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.  That might be related to the fact that term or category of Asperger syndrome did not […]

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Aspergers Criteria List – Szatmari, Bremner and Nagy ( 1998)

August 4, 2011

1. Social isolation (at least two of the following): a. no close friends b. avoids others c. no interest in making friends d. a loner 2. Impaired social interaction (at least one of the following): a. approaches others only to have own needs met b. clumsy social approach c. one-sided responses to peers d. difficulty […]

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Aspergers Diagnosis – What Does That Mean?

August 4, 2011

Asperger Syndrome is an autistic disorder named after Hans Asperger, a child psychiatrist from Austria. Specialist in the field of Asperger Syndrome have determined the average age in which children are diagnosed with Asperger, is eight years old. This average number means that some people get a diagnosis later on in life, as adults and […]

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Aspergers Check List

July 17, 2011

Over the years of seeing many parents struggle with what might be the issue with their child and desperately seeking answers there are a number of characteristics that are typical of an Aspergers diagnosis.   This by no means indicates a diagnosis but it can serve as a directional in the search for answers.    The […]

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What Causes Aspergers Syndrome

May 4, 2011

The exact causes of Asperger syndrome and other related pervasive developmental disorders are a mystery; however, there are different theories. Some of these theories can cause heated debates and yet there is no proof in really any direction.  Many times there is an incredible feeling of guilt from the parents and still more a complete […]

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Aspergers & Sexuality (Book Review)

June 6, 2010

Asperger’s Syndrome & Sexuality, written by: Isabelle Henault  (London, 2006). The forward to Ms. Henault’s extraordinary manual is written by renowned asperger’s expert Tony Attwood. He unreservedly recommends the content to any person dealing with asperger’s disorder and those who specifically have questions about aspergers & sexuality. It is also helpful for caregivers who want […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Program for Teens with ASD

May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010  Autism Community A recent article published in the journal Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, written by Susan W. White et al., discusses the intervention program she and her colleagues have developed to treat adolescents with autism and anxiety. The manual-based treatment program they’ve developed is a cognitive-behavioral treatment program designed to […]

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