The faces of Asperger’s Syndrome

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Many people suspect that some of the most brilliant minds that the world has ever seen have the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome. People like Isaac Newton, Lewis Carroll, Einstein, Marie Curie, Mozart, Picasso, van Gogh and US President Thomas Jefferson are suspected of having symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome, the high functioning end of autism spectrum […]

Important research and organizations

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Because autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed on the basis of abnormalities and delays in language development and social skills as well as the presence of repetitive non-functional rituals and abnormal behaviors, there can be disagreement amongst health workers as to the precise diagnostic criteria and how the different disorders within the group are defined and […]

Asperger’s Syndrome 101

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Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder that is characterized by obsessive interest in a single object or topic, repetitive routines or rituals, peculiarities in speech and language, socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior that results in an inability to interact successfully with peers, problems with non-verbal communication and clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements. The syndrome […]

Break-Down of Behavior Disorders

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Studies are showing that as many as one in five children may have an identifiable mental, emotional or behavior disorder. Although this number is staggering, the good news is that once identified, such disorders are highly treatable. The nine most common behavior disorders in children include anxiety disorder, depression, bi-polar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning […]