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There is no publicly known official diagnosis of autism or Asperger's Syndrome for Michael Jackson. People will speculate about various possible conditions he might have that explain his actions. However, only a professional can make that diagnosis with any accuracy, and no such professional is currently known to have made such a diagnosis as yet.
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What is life like for an adult with autism or Asperger's Syndrome?

Answer: I have Aspergers and I wrote this article not long ago. It may give you an idea of what it's like to have Aspergers, which is on the spectrum. I have a blog about living with Aspergers, if you are interested in learning more about living as an independent adult with Aspergers/autism. (see (MORE)

What is Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome (aka Asperger's disorder or AS) is adevelopmental disorder commonly referred to as a mild form ofautism. Basically, the person who has Asperger's is almost normal, but hasdifferent manifestations in different people. I know a person withAsperger's who can learn a new language ve (MORE)

What causes autism and Asperger's Syndrome?

Response: Researchers and mental health experts are still investigating the causes of autism and AS. Many believe that the pattern of behavior that characterizes AS may have many causes. There seems to be a hereditary component to AS, and research indicates that in some cases AS may be associated (MORE)

What are the jobs that Temple Grandin recommends for people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome?

Temple Grandin, a person with high-functioning autism, wrote a letter suggesting some poor job possibilities and good possibilities for people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome entitled "Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome" for which two links are provided in the Re (MORE)

Are manic depression and borderline personality disorder and sociopathic disorder and autism and Asperger's Syndrome all the same illness in different parts of the spectrum?

No. They are completely unrelated, however some can be comorbid; existing together. For example, schizaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.. Comment on Comorbidity of Conditions with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome . Several studies show that about 40% of peopl (MORE)

Who has Asperger's Syndrome?

Knowing exactly who has Asperger's and who does not is currently not possible for most people in so-called "normal" society. A: There are visible signs of the condition, mostly displayed in the behavior of those who have it. Such people can be said to have Asperger's, and many of them crack t (MORE)

What is the difference between autism and Asperger's Syndrome?

Autism and Asperger's syndrome are both autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and pervasive development disorders (PDD). People diagnosed with any type of autism spectrum disorder are either social avoident or socially inappropriate. Asperger's Syndrome is considered to be "high-functioning." It i (MORE)

Does Michael Palin have Asperger's Syndrome?

Apparently, there is no publicly known diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS) for Michael Palin. Some people believe that he has some traits associated with AS, but reasons for this supposition seem to be lacking. One reason provided at least once as evidence that he has AS is his stutter and soci (MORE)

Can someone have Asperger's Syndrome if he or she does not have autism?

Answer It depends on whom you ask. The two labels are differentiated in the official diagnosing manual (DSM IV) only by the presence or absence of an early language delay. And people diagnosed with Asperger's do have language delays (pragmatic, higher lever linguistic organization, and figurative (MORE)

Which chromosome is associated with autism and Asperger's Syndrome?

Most studies focus on autism or autism spectrum disorders, rather than Asperger's Syndrome specifically. More than one chromosome is linked to autism spectrum disorders. The chromosomes involved according to various studies are listed below. A few sites providing information on the genetics of au (MORE)

Are conditions such as ADHD and bipolar and even high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome often misdiagnosed?

I do not know how often they are misdiagnosed, but they can be. The majority of recent cases for which I have heard about misdiagnoses by child psychiatrists were because the parent was certain it was one condition and described incidents that supported that condition, to the point of severely disto (MORE)

Is high-functioning autism the same as Asperger's Syndrome?

It is uncertain. Some people who diagnose or work with people with Asperger's Syndrome describe Asperger's Syndrome (AS) as high-functioning autism (HFA), while others of them think there is a difference. The following is a list of suggested differences between Asperger's Syndrome and high-functi (MORE)

What is the difference between Asperger's Syndrome and autism?

I usually argue that autism is a higher category (like a higher taxon, to borrow from taxonomy) than Asperger Syndrome and thus Asperger Syndrome is a subset of autistic conditions. Autism exists as a spectrum, with Asperger Syndrome at the 'high functioning' end of it. Truly autistic people grow up (MORE)

Can a person with Asperger's Syndrome or autism pass on this condition to their child?

Yes. It's genetical but it is a lot more common in males than females. About 3 or 4 times more common in males than females so id say you will be so lucky if you can find a female with Asperger's. About it though males with Asperger's are 3 or 4 times more common than the other gender the average am (MORE)

What will arrive to be sensory over sensitivity Asperger's Syndrome and autism?

Children with Asperger's Syndrome suffer from sensory sensitivity or are "sensory defensive". This sensitivity can encompass any or all of the senses: sound, touch, taste, sight, and smell. These sensitivities are real, and cause the sufferer much discomfort, some describing it as 'painful'. Sensory (MORE)

Are Asperger's Syndrome and autism closely related?

Both Asperger's Syndrome and autism are pervasive developmental disorders, otherwise known as autism spectrum disorders. It is assumed that they have very similar genetic causes. Before Asperger's Syndrome became known as a condition, some children were labeled as having high-functioning autism when (MORE)

What are the differences and similarities between autism and Asperger's Syndrome?

Well to clarify, Asperger's Syndrome is within the Autism Spectrum Disorders. So it would help if you were more specific. But Asperger's Syndrome is classified as High Functioning Autism. Symptoms are commonly associated with social dysfunctions and antisocial behavior. Children with AS tend to be s (MORE)

Is Asperger's syndrome more adverse than autism?

no. A: Some people describe Asperger's Syndrome as a mild form of autism. This is inaccurate. Asperger's Syndrome and autism can be equally severe or equally mild. There is a range from mild to severe of each. It is labeled as autism if the child has mental retardation, whereas Asperger's Syn (MORE)

Are autism and Asperger's Syndrome the same condition?

No, they are not the same condition, but they are related disorders, and thus are similar. Both autism and Asperger's Syndrome are autism spectrum disorders. For a link to a question comparing both, see the Related Question section below. It is possible that what is known as high-functioning auti (MORE)

What are the similarities between autism and Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome IS Autism, the only difference between the two isthat with Asperger Syndrome there is no developmental delay in thechildren diagnosed - however many doctors misdiagnosed people withAsperger Syndrome instead of Autism to avoid the stigma of Autism.The two conditions have been merged (MORE)

Who can get Asperger's Syndrome?

Anyone can be born with Asperger's Syndrome. Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with it, however. Some psychiatrists believe that girls are born with Asperger's Syndrome at the same rate as boys, but are not diagnosed as often as boys are. Asperger's Syndrome does appear to run in families, so a (MORE)

Is there a high rate of autism and Asperger's Syndrome?

It's relative. It depends on your opinion about what constitutes a high rate. The vast majority of people do not have autism or Asperger's Syndrome. It occurs in less than 1% of the population. There is a higher rate of cerebral palsy, but a lower rate of multiple sclerosis.

Is Asperger's Syndrome the same as autism?

Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is similar to autism. Both belong to the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) group. AS differs from Autism and other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. (see related links)

Is Asperger's Syndrome worse than autism?

Asperger's Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. The diagnostic difference between autism and Asperger's Syndrome is that autism has delayed language development while Asperger's Syndrome does not. (However, some people with Asperger's Syndrome displayed delayed language development.) Often, peop (MORE)

Is Asperger's Syndrome a type of autism?

Asperger's Syndrome is related to autism. Both are in the family of autism spectrum disorders. The two conditions have very similar symptoms, but Asperger's Syndrome is less likely to have a delay in the development of language use. When a child has the symptoms, autism is often diagnosed when IQ is (MORE)

How useful are hyperbaric oxygen chambers in treating Asperger's Syndrome or autism?

A randomized, controlled, double-blind study showed "significant improvements in overall functioning, receptive language, social interaction, eye contact, and sensory/cognitive awareness" in children with autism in the treatment group compared to those in the non-treatment group. Previous studies we (MORE)

What is the job for a person who works with children who have Asperger's Syndrome or autism or related disorders?

Are you looking for a career title or seeking specialized help? An obvious answer would be a professional counselor, social worker, psychologist, etc... with experience in working with these disorders. They are out of the range of most counselors but these professionals do exist. If you are interest (MORE)

Did Michael Blosil - the son of Marie Osmond - have undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome?

Only a professional can diagnose Asperger's Syndrome. If you think that a certain individual may have Asperger's, it probably is not your business, but if you are a friend you might discuss your concern. People with Asperger's are often extremely successful in life, but often need a little extra soc (MORE)

How much more common is Asperger's Syndrome than autism?

Asperger's Syndrome does not seem to occur more frequently than autism. More cases of autism are diagnosed than cases of Asperger's Syndrome. However, due to differences in diagnostic criteria, the difference in occurrence of autism to Asperger's Syndrome can range from slightly more frequent to ove (MORE)

Does Atticus Shaffer have Asperger's Syndrome or autism?

The actor Atticus Shaffer is not described as having autism or Asperger's Syndrome (AS), and details about him do not make it seem likely. The character he plays on the television series The Middle , Brick, is "quirky" and has symptoms that make it seem possible that the character has an autism spe (MORE)

What are some aspects of moving house and schools for people with autism or Asperger's Syndrome?

Generally we hate changes to our surroundings and our routine, because of the way our brains file information differently. If I have to move home, I need to visit the new home several times, plan the route, see the surroundings, spend some time quietly encountering the rooms so that I can sense the (MORE)

How likely is it that the child of a woman with Asperger's Syndrome will have Asperger's Syndrome or autism?

There have not been any specific studies into the rate of autism/AS children of individuals with Asperger Syndrome. However, many studies into parents of autistic children have found that those parents are more likely to have autistic traits. One case study report on a little girl with two Asperg (MORE)

Do people with autism and Asperger's Syndrome understand money?

I have Aspergers, and I understand money perfectly fine. I know how to save it up, what I should and should not buy, saving for college, how to run a business, advertising, and what a fair allowance is. So yes, they can. I think that depends on the person with autism, I have autism and I'm hopele (MORE)

How different are the symptoms of autism and Asperger's syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism which excludes clinicallysignificant intellectual disability and delayed speech. Some alsoinclude clumsiness in the description, but there was neveragreement on that. The ICD-10 calls it "A disorder of uncertain nosological validity",and it has been removed co (MORE)

Where is Asperger's syndrome on the autism spectrum?

Asperger Syndrome is at the higher functioning end of the spectrum. In the DSM-IV, there are five conditions on the autism spectrum. Two of them (Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder) are extremely rare, so the majority of people on the autism spectrum have a diagnosis of either auti (MORE)

How is asperger's syndrome different from autism diagnosis?

There really is no difference between Autism and Asperger Syndrome,thus why the two diagnosis have now been merged - many doctorssimply diagnosed Asperger Syndrome to avoid stigma of Autism. Theonly real difference was that Autistic children showeddevelopmental delays, however that in itself does no (MORE)