Asperger’s Syndrome

The medical dictionary describes Asperger’s syndrome as a developmental disorder related to autism and characterized by higher than average intellectual ability coupled with impaired social skills and restrictive, repetitive patterns of interest and activities.

People who suffer from Asperger syndrome generally have few facial expressions, usually limited to anger and misery. Individual’s with Asperger syndrome tend to have an excellent memory, are easily and intensely interested in one or two subjects, and appear to be in their “own world” so to speak.

Asperger syndrome is a mild form of autism. Unlike severe forms of autism, individuals who have Asperger syndrome are highly functioning and live relatively normal lives. However, if you are a parent of a child who suffers from Asperger syndrome, it is imperative you seek immediate therapeutic assistance. Teens who have Asperger syndrome are more likely to suffer from depression, stress, and are prone to negative behaviors such as, violent outbursts, and chemical or intoxicant dependency.