Aspergers Mental Health
Aspergers Mental Health Issues - What parents need to know...
There can often be a secondary diagnosis for many children and adults with Aspergers. Mental health issues can often be that second diagnosis; be it depression, OCD or Bipolar. You can also add conditions such as ADHD and ODD (oppositional Defiance Disorder) into the mix too. So parents need to have an awareness of this possibility of a dual diagnosis and how to cope with it.
This department looks at strategies to use to help support your child with Aspergers and mental health issues. Whether that is about getting a diagnosis, understanding symptoms, finding the correct treatment, or practical day-today tips then this department aims to offer you an answer.
Aspergers Mental Health - Which aspects of the Aspergers personality can really be changed and which ones cannot?|
Many parents spend a good deal of time and resources trying to find a cure for, or at the very least, a reduction of symptoms for Aspergers. Personality traits are similar in all children with Aspergers Syndrome, with variations, of course, and these traits are ingrained into the very being of each individual. Changing, or curing a child with Aspergers Syndrome would result in a very different person. Recognizing your child's true personality traits and finding ways to make the most of those traits should be the focus. . . .
Aspergers Mental Health - How to deal with children with Aspergers that have OCD for example homework, or trying something new to eat?|
There is some confusion regarding the multiple Aspergers OCD diagnosis. Many people believe the symptoms of each condition are too similar to differentiate. Even though both conditions are neurologically based, they have distinctive differences. It is possible for a child to have both Aspergers Syndrome and OCD. While the repetitive behaviors of each condition appear to be exactly the same, the difference lies in the motivation. The obsessive behaviors of Aspergers tend to be a part of the individual's personality, which is sensory in nature. The obsessions of OCD tend to be caused by fear and anxiety raised by unmanageable thoughts... . . .
Aspergers Mental Health - Fears of suicide for the child with Asperger's|
Children who have Asperger's Syndrome are more susceptible to mental health issues (including thoughts of suicide) than the general population, especially during adolescence. Because of their difficulty with decoding social cues and information and their problems translating the world in a way they can understand, children with Asperger's tend to feel isolated and alone. These feelings can be exacerbated by . . .
Aspergers Mental Health - I need help with melt downs and managing anxiety.|
Young people with Aspergers suffer anxiety every day due to fears of new situations, strangers, and making mistakes. This builds a lot of anxiety for the young person. Often anxiety is expressed in anger, resistance to new situations/going places, and meltdowns, as you have seen. Dr. Judith Reaven, of the University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Centre, USA, confirms that children with autism spectrum disorders are at high risk for . . .
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