Psychology Blog

Asperger’s syndrome, officially known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is primarily a social disorder. It affects how people relate to others, including trouble inferring how other people think and feel; disinterest in engaging with others; trouble understanding emotions and how they … Read more

Asperger’s syndrome is one of a group of disorders that affects a person’s behavior, use of language and communication, and social interaction. It is named after Dr. Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician, who first studied the condition in 1944. Dr. … Read more

Studies show that women with Asperger’s are diagnosed less frequently than men and thus less likely to get the help they need. They require more severe symptoms, greater behavioral problems, and more overall evidence of Asperger’s than men, even though … Read more

There are days when I stand on a precipice, precariously ready to fall beyond whom I am and into someone whom I really cannot believe I ever was…Though it has taken thirty-eight years, I cannot express what a relief I … Read more

Asperger’s syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are considered separate, distinct conditions, having different origins and different sets of symptoms, each requiring different diagnostic guidelines. In actuality, this assumption of a clear, significant distinction between these disorders is debatable. … Read more

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