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What Everyone Should Know About Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s is a neurodevelopmental condition in which people who suffer from it feel, hear, and see the world differently to the way that everybody else does.

It is a condition that cannot be cured, only managed, and lasts for your entire life.

People who suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome consider it to be part of their identity. Those who suffer from Asperger’s are ordinarily of average, or above-average intelligence, and do not have the learning difficulties that may autistic patients do. Occasionally they may have some learning difficulties, however. People with Asperger’s have fewer problems with speech than autistic people do, but often still have big problems with understanding and deciphering language.

It is a condition in which people can still live a very long, healthy, and happy life. This page will hope to tell you everything that you should know about Asperger’s Syndrome.

Testing

Unlike many other conditions, you can test yourself for Asperger’s Syndrome online. If you decided you wanted to find out now whether you had it or not, you could get a rough idea. While an online test will never be the same as a formal diagnosis from a doctor, it can indicate whether or not you may potentially be suffering from a condition.

Online tests are very effective as they often lead most people to seek help from a third-party (usually a doctor or therapist), which can then lead to an appropriate diagnosis. It is important to mention, however, that just because an online test says you have something it does not mean you do. You must always allow a medical professional to make that decision for you as its decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, which is something an online test cannot obviously do.

Invisible

Asperger’s Syndrome is known as an invisible disability. It is a condition in which there is very little physical manifestation. Many people who suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome may seem quite normal, and quite capable of handling any situation, but really cannot, and struggle socially. This is why Asperger’s is a very interesting condition, as with other conditions there are strong physical manifestations that seriously indicate that somebody may be suffering from them, whereas with Asperger’s, as aforementioned, there rarely is. This is why there is such a huge percentage of people suffering from Asperger’s that are completely unaware that they are.

Prevalence

As was mentioned in the last paragraph, there is a huge number of people suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome that have absolutely no clue whatsoever. In 2018, it was uncovered that an astronomical one in fifty-nine people suffer from Asperger’s in North America. Because of this, it is very important that you should perform a test and visit a doctor pending on the test’s outcome. You may be suffering from this condition but think you are not or that you suffer from anxiety or an anxiety-related condition. The prevalence of Asperger’s is incredibly worrying.

Genetic

Asperger’s has a genetic component, meaning it is possible that if a relative of yours suffered from it, that you could. It is also suggested that are environmental factors that can lead to Asperger’s Syndrome. These suggestions are entirely anecdotal and there is no conclusive evidence whether or not there is any validity to them as of yet. If a relative of yours has suffered from Asperger’s and you notice that you suffer from any of the symptoms, you should contact your doctor an arrange an appointment to discuss the possibility of whether or not you could potentially be suffering from the condition.

Ratio

Asperger’s has a much higher confirmed diagnosis rate for men than it does women. Women are only diagnosed once for every four men that are. This is worrying, considering that there is no discrimination when it comes to Asperger’s and that men and women suffer equally. This means that many women are going undiagnosed and are unable to receive treatment to help them with the negative symptoms associated with their condition. Many young girls are also underdiagnosed, and as they are not diagnosed when young, the likelihood is that they will not be as they grow older, either.

Silver Lining

For every cloud, there is a silver lining. Those who suffer from Asperger’s often have very admirable traits, such as unique and hilarious senses of humor; high intelligence; honesty, and strong emotions. Asperger’s patients are unique and one-of-a-kind, which is why so many people feel Asperger’s is part of their identity.

Now you know everything that there is one could want to know about Asperger’s Syndrome. It is a condition that can be managed, and one wherein its sufferers can still have long, healthy, and happy lives.

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