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Symptoms of Asperger syndrome

Symptoms of Asperger syndrome: Introduction

The symptoms and severity of Asperger syndrome can vary from person to person. However, children and adults with the syndrome typically exhibit an overly passionate, obsessive interest in a particular object or topic. They often become well versed in every detail of a particular topic and will talk about little else with others. They frequently are "walking encyclopaedias" on the topic, and have normal or above average and intelligence and vocabularies. However, they are often incapable of participating in the give and take of a normal conversation or talk that covers a variety of topics or "small talk".

Other symptoms of Asperger syndrome can include repetitive rituals and other obsessive behaviors and delayed or poor development of motor skills, such as riding a bicycle or hitting a baseball. People with Asperger syndrome can also seem oblivious to the feelings of others and talk excessively fast or in a monotone.

The result of these symptoms is that children or people with Asperger syndrome have poor social skills, appear awkward and uncoordinated, have difficulty with normal interactions with others, and can become socially isolated....more about Asperger syndrome »

Symptoms of Asperger syndrome

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Asperger syndrome includes the 27 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Asperger syndrome:

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by an inability to understand how to interact socially. Other features include clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements, social impairment with extreme obtuseness, limited interests and/or unusual preoccupations, repetitive routines or rituals, speech and language peculiarities, and non-verbal communication problems. Generally, children with AS have few facial expressions apart from anger or misery. Most have excellent rote memory and musical ability, and become intensely interested in one or two subjects (sometimes to the exclusion of other topics). They may talk at length about a favorite subject or repeat a word or phrase many times. Children with AS tend to be "in their own world" and preoccupied with their own agenda. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Asperger Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Asperger syndrome. This signs and symptoms information for Asperger syndrome has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Asperger syndrome signs or Asperger syndrome symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Asperger syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Asperger syndrome symptoms.

 

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