Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome

Noun

According to the medical dictionary, Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder associated with autism. It is marked by a person having above-average intellectual ability combined with compromised social skills and obstructive, monotonous patterns of activities and interest.

Individuals that have Asperger’s syndrome are characterized by limited facial expressions, restricted to misery and anger. People tend to have a misconception that individuals who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome are being selfish or rude. This results from the fact that men and women suffering from this syndrome are typically trapped in their own world and tend to be highly introverted.

Scientists classify Asperger’s syndrome as a non-advanced form of autism; high-functioning autism. As opposed to other advanced forms of autism, individuals who have Asperger’s syndrome are able to lead a normal lifestyle. It is strongly recommended that a grown up person with Asperger’s syndrome seeks therapeutic assistance to help learn pro-social skills and appropriate emotional expression. Young adults suffering from Asperger’s syndrome will most likely be characterized by stress, depression, and are susceptible to various undesirable behaviors including intoxicant or chemical dependency, and violent outbursts as they try to deal with symptoms.