So, I was recently diagnosed with Asperger's, and I Liebe psychology, so I'm going to force some medical diagnosis information of all of you!

Asperger's syndrome, also called Asperger's disorder, is a type of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). PDDs are a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination.

Although Asperger's syndrome is similar in some ways to autism -- another, Mehr severe type of PDD -- there are some important differences. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically function better than do those with autism. In addition, children with Asperger's syndrome generally have normal intelligence and near-normal language development, although they may develop problems communicating as they get older.


Autism and Your Child

Each child with an autism spectrum disorder will have his oder her own individual pattern of autism. Sometimes, a child's development is delayed from birth. Other children with autism develop normally before suddenly losing social oder language skills. In some children, a loss of language is the impairment. In others, unusual behaviors (like spending hours lining up toys) predominate.
Parents are usually the first to notice something is wrong.

Asperger's syndrome was named for the Austrian doctor, Hans Asperger, who first described the disorder in 1944. However, Asperger's syndrome was not recognized as a unique disorder until much later.

What Are the Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome?

The symptoms of Asperger's syndrome vary and can range from mild to severe. Common symptoms include:

Problems with social skills: Children with Asperger's syndrome generally have difficulty interacting with others and often are awkward in social situations. They generally do not make Friends easily. They have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversation.
Eccentric oder repetitive behaviors: Children with this condition may develop odd, repetitive movements, such as hand wringing oder finger twisting.
Unusual preoccupations oder rituals: A child with Asperger's syndrome may develop rituals that he oder she refuses to alter, such as getting dressed in a specific order.
Communication difficulties: People with Asperger's syndrome may not make eye contact when speaking with someone. They may have trouble using facial expressions and gestures, and understanding body language. They also tend to have problems understanding language in context.
Limited range of interests: A child with Asperger's syndrome may develop an intense, almost obsessive, interest in a few areas, such as sports schedules, weather, oder maps.
Coordination problems: The movements of children with Asperger's syndrome may seem clumsy oder awkward.
Skilled oder talented: Many children with Asperger's syndrome are exceptionally talented oder skilled in a particular area, such as Musik oder math.