Who is most at risk for Asperger’s syndrome?
- Being male.
- Presence of a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety.
- Family history of autism spectrum disorders or other mental health conditions.
- Being born 10+ weeks premature.
Is Asperger’s hereditary or genetic?
The cause of Asperger syndrome, like most ASDs, is not fully understood, but there is a strong genetic basis, which means it does tend to run in families. Multiple environmental factors are also thought to play an important role in the development of all ASDs.
Are people with Aspergers smart?
When you meet someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, you might notice two things right off. They’re just as smart as other folks, but they have more trouble with social skills. They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and again.
What can be mistaken for Aspergers?
The conditions listed below all exhibit similar behavioral symptoms to autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral treatments for these conditions overlap with those of autism.
- Prader-Willi Syndrome.
- Angelman Syndrome.
- Rett Syndrome.
- Tardive Dyskinesia.
Does autism come from the mother or father?
The team found that mothers passed only half of their structural variants on to their autistic children—a frequency that would be expected by chance alone—suggesting that variants inherited from mothers were not associated with autism. But surprisingly, fathers did pass on substantially more than 50% of their variants.
Can you get Aspergers later in life?
There are no current diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s syndrome in adults either. Autism spectrum disorders are usually diagnosed in early childhood. It’s becoming less common for you to reach adulthood without an autism diagnosis if you show signs or symptoms. However, it’s not impossible.
Can you grow out of Asperger’s?
Although Asperger’s syndrome or ASD cannot be cured, therapy can help. Your child can be successful at school and in their adult life. In fact, many employers say that the focus and attention a person with Asperger’s syndrome or ASD gives to his or her job is a good thing.