Psychology Blog

The overall goals of therapy for adults with Asperger’s syndrome are twofold:  To understand better one’s behavior and how it impacts one’s life. To develop the skills that are important for effective functioning.  These two broad goals are achieved when … Read more

Does it makes sense to find out if you have Asperger’s syndrome, and if so, what should you anticipate? Are there real advantages to knowing? Would a diagnosis of Asperger’s be inviting any unexpected problems? Is there any point in … Read more

Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss. However, studies indicate that attempted and completed suicides among adults with Asperger’s have increased recently, and there is growing concern that ignoring, even minimizing this problem, will only heighten the future risk of … Read more

Due to unanticipated circumstances, my blog this week will be shorter than typical. I will return at the usual time in two weeks with a new blog of normal length. Over the years, a number of people have commented to … Read more

Why do people with Asperger’s syndrome have such difficulty socializing and communicating? According one prominent theory, it is the combination of delays and deficits in empathy together with superior skills in what is termed, systemizing, that create the behaviors we … Read more

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