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Asperger's Syndrome Causes

(Also Known As: Aspergers Syndrome Causes, Asperger’s Disorder Causes, Asperger Syndrome Causes, Autism Causes, Autistic Causes, Aspergers Causes, Autism Spectrum Disorder Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Asperger’s Syndrome?

The symptoms of asperger’s syndrome will vary from case to case, or from person to person. Some people may experience the symptoms with less or more intensity than others who are suffering from the syndrome—and thus will have different levels of functioning.

The common symptoms of asperger’s syndrome are:

  • Delayed social maturity and social reasoning (in relation to one’s age group)
  • Difficulty making friends. Lack of empathy
  • Impairment in verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Impairment in control or regulation of emotions
  • Intense preoccupation with a particular topic or area of interest
  • Difficulty maintaining attention in class
  • Learning problems in school
  • Sensitivity to particular sounds, smells, textures, touch, etc.
  • Problems with motor coordination (i.e. handwriting, running, etc.)
  • High levels of anxiety—due to the difficulty of social interactions or hypersensitivity of the senses

Could You Have Asperger's Syndrome?

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