Asperger syndrome, Asperger disorder or disorder of Asperger’s syndrome, is a psychological disorder, similar to autism, whose main characteristic is the difficulty in interacting with other people, presenting some problems in maintaining relationships.
Generally, Asperger Syndrome is more frequent in boys, being diagnosed around 3 years of age. However, in some cases, it can be very light and, therefore, is only identified in adolescence or in adulthood.
The síndrome of Asperger’s syndrome has no curebut can be controlled with psychotherapy and medications for the whole life, allowing the patient to maintain a normal lifestyle.
Symptoms of the syndrome of Asperger
Some of the possible signs and symptoms of Asperger syndrome include:
- Lack of social interaction;
- Difficulty concentration;
- Normal intelligence or above average;
- Repetitive behavior;
- Lack of coordination motor;
- Difficulty in perceiving the feelings and emotions of others;
- Excessive worry;
- Difficulty in dealing with conflicts;
- Difficulty in dealing with criticism.
Patients with Asperger syndrome do not know how to understand the emotions of others and, therefore, it may seem that they do not know what is affection, and can feel angry or hurt when they are called to attention.
How to treat Asperger’s syndrome
The treatment for Asperger’s syndrome should be done by a psychologist since I was a child, since it is necessary to teach the patient to interact with other people and their feelings.
In addition, and depending on the symptoms, it may be necessary to consult a psychiatrist to start the intake of medicines that help decrease the irritability, such as Aripiprazole, hyperactivity, as the Guanfancine, or agitation, such as Risperidone, for example.
Typically, during the treatment, the patient with Asperger’s Syndrome can grow up and live a normal life, however, must be evaluated at least 1 time per year by psychologist.