Essay on Life with Asperger’s

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Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental syndrome. It is said that every 2 out of 10,000 children are affected by this disorder. Asperger’s is mostly diagnosed in young children. Parents usually recognize symptoms of this disorder in their kids around the time they turn 3 years old. Asperger’s is sometimes considered a form of autism. I find this syndrome to be very intriguing. I’m going to enlighten you with more information about Asperger’s and a few real life cases of it. The symptoms of Asperger’s are some of the following. They usually are socially and emotionally inappropriate. They lack the ability of being able to interact with other individuals successfully. They have a peculiar use of language and speech. They sometimes speak in…show more content…
Another trait he observed in the four children was that they had a certain interest that they were obsessed with in a sense and it dominated their conversations with other people. He called the condition “autistic psychopathy” he said it was a personality disorder that’s main symptom was social isolation. Asperger’s wasn’t widely known until 1981. Children with Asperger’s (AS) will get a huge amount of information about whatever their favorite subject is. These people who have AS aren’t able to always control the volume of their voice based on the environment surrounding them, e.g., libraries, movie theaters, etc. Also, a wide selection of children with AS are very active as young kids. But then as a young adult they begin to be depressed or anxious. Asperger’s syndrome is a genetic disorder. It usually runs in families, and is passed down generation to generation. The research they are conducting suggests that abnormalities of the brain are the cause of Asperger’s syndrome. They think the abnormalities of the brain happen because of an idiosyncratic movement of embryonic cells during the fetal development. They haven’t found the gene specifically for Asperger’s disease yet. They’re beginning to think that there may be a common group of genes that are responsible for making Asperger’s occur. It’s complicated for doctors to diagnose this disorder. They don’t have a standard way of diagnosing Asperger’s. Some ways of diagnosing it have different criteria, and therefore
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