Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome is a neurological disorder. It is a type of autism spectrum disorder. People with Asperger syndrome have difficulty with social behavior, standing firm, focusing on rules, and engaging in repetitive behavior. This syndrome is caused due to certain changes in the brain.

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Why do I often experience difficulty in thinking and speech?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old male. I have had speech difficulties since I was a kid. Now, it has progressed, and it is hard to say what I am thinking. I tend to have slow speech and thinking. Of late, it has been getting worse. I have to carefully think of what to say when I talk. I feel like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I do not think it is Asperger syndrome. You are facing progressive difficulty in talking to some people, especially with your dad. You have mentioned that there is slowness of speech and you are not able to express what you want to s...  Read Full »

I have difficulty pronouncing people's names. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from derealization and Asperger's syndrome, and I accidentally think too hard about how to pronounce people's names. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I really want to fix whatever it is I just accidentally did. But there is nothing I can do. Every possible solution interferes w...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think the symptoms you are describing is more fitting to an OCD (obsessive compulsive disease) spectrum disorder. As long as you give way to your thoughts and practice repeatedly to pronounce names, this problem will keep worsening. So, you have got to stop responding t...  Read Full »

I am hating to meet new people. Can I have Asperger syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,I do not conduct well in social situations. I have two friends. I have difficulty in seeing them without alcohol as I am anxious about it. When I am willing to communicate with my partner, I prefer to send messages even when he is next to me. I become overwhelmed when I stay in a social si...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are an introvert personality and you have a less likely chance to have Asperger syndrome. In this condition, there is difficulty in communicating with new persons. You may like to live alone at home rather than going to parties. You may like your own time rather tha...  Read Full »

What is Asperger syndrome called nowadays?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when I was 13 years of age. I am 22 now. How does the DSM-5 change that disorder?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Asperger was previously regarded as a separate disorder, but now it is categorized as a form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder). ASD includes, Autism. Asperger disorder. Childhood disintegrative disor...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, OCD, anxiety, and depression. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old male. Weight is 107 kg, and height is 5'9. Not under any medications. (Not been on any medication for over a year previous medications include numerous mental health medications, various SSRIs, Clomipramine, and several anti-psychotics, most recently Olanzapine). I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and all treatments which you have taken so far. It is good that you have explained all your medical history as every doctor should know it in detail. However, your finger infection is not related to history. It is a new event. Regarding ...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old daughter obsess over spanking all day long. Does she have Asperger's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am afraid that my 10-year-old daughter might have Asperger's syndrome. She obsesses over spankings all day long. She watches videos of spankings all day long also, and she fantasizes of getting hit. She even spanks her brothers and sisters. I can tell it gives her some pleasure. She...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your daughter is into the screen most of the time, and hence, it will be her primary advisor. She is just modeling what she sees and is quite common at this age. Try to minimize her interaction with the screen. She requires more human interaction. Put her in extracur...  Read Full »

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