The Aspergers Syndrome, a disease that few really know. Similar in some ways but not equal to autism. A pervasive developmental disorder, a genetic and neurological basis. No mental illness or psychiatric, therefore, but a complex disease with a thousand thousand facets and aspects, which should not be confused with other disorders such as Tourer syndrome, and that must be addressed, after a careful diagnosis, with the right approach. Here is some useful information on Asperger’s syndrome, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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What’s this

Asperger’s syndrome, which owes its name to a psychiatrist in Vienna, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 first began to trace the outlines of the disease, is a pervasive developmental disorder which affects social interaction skills of people affected, making the social relations, as well as the friendships, the more difficult and complex, but not only.

Symptoms and diagnosis

The possible symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome, which usually is diagnosed in children, but after five years of age, to have more reliable results are of various kinds, from those that relate to communication skills and language, to those affecting the emotional and the moving body. At diagnosis, the specialist comes through observation of the subject, thanks to the symptoms more or less obvious, its social alienation. There are, in order, also some tests for children and a diagnostic test (Adult Asperger Assessment) dedicated to adults.

Asperger syndrome is characterized by a social alienation abnormal. It may be noted: impaired social interaction; communication difficulties and to weave stable social relationships with peers; difficulty of imagination. In contrast, however, those who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome presents no delay in cognitive development or language, on the contrary, has a strong command of the language. Often cognitive abilities higher than the average of their peers, but they are also associated with other problems, such as emotional immaturity and clumsiness (in some cases there is a delay in the acquisition of motor skills).