As more adults are diagnosed with Asperger's like Susan Boyle: Struggle with small talk? You may have a form of autism
'I desperately wanted to be part of the group, but I never seemed to say the right thing,' says Annette Lewn, 42, from Wiltshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I have Asperger's -- and I'm not going to shoot you
If the so-called evidence from mass shootings is to be believed, you should fear me simply because I've played violent games and because I have Asperger syndrome. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger's Diagnosis
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Susan Boyle: I have Asperger's syndrome
Sr. Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains Susan Boyle's Asperger's diagnosis and what it means for her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dan Aykroyd: 'I have Asperger's - one of my symptoms included being obsessed with ghosts'
The 61-year-old actor on the Blues Brothers workout, always being tired and why he doesn't fear death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susan Boyle announces she has Asperger's: What is it?
Britain’s Got Talent champion says it's a "relief" to be given diagnosis to explain her different behavior that puzzled many (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susan Boyle tells British paper she has Asperger's
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle says she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome last year, according to a report in Sunday's editions of The Observer newspaper. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I have got Asperger's, says SuBo: Star tells of relief at finding out why she struggles with fame
The multi-millionaire singer opened up for the first time about her difficulties – revealing she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susan Boyle says she has Asperger's
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle says she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome last year, according to a report in Sunday's editions of The Observer newspaper. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking About Trauma Part 3
Earlier this year, a video clip went viral. Taken at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas, it took on topics one wouldn't have expected for such a venue — domestic violence and trauma. And it touched a lot of hearts in the process.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lynne Soraya Tags: Anxiety Resilience Stress abuse Asperger ' autism autism spectrum Captain Jean-Luc Picard car accident car accidents Comicpalooza domestic violence victims Heather Skye newtown ct npr posttraumatic stress posttraumatic st Source Type: news

Speech As Stim
The other day, I felt strange phenomenon come over me. Suddenly, I felt a need to speak another language: Spanish. Experiences just like this are not at all unusual for me, but the reason for them might be surprising.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - October 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lynne Soraya Tags: Anxiety Autism Stress Therapy Asperger ' autism spectrum ken burns music self-stimulatory behavior speech Stanley Unwin The Civil War The Sullivan Ballou Letter Unwinese Source Type: news

Mexico man with Asperger's wins case
A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger's wins the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Many Guises of Genius
Can anyone be or become a genius? What's so special about them anyway?read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - October 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. Tags: Education Intelligence Personality Resilience Asperger ' s syndrome autism autistic darrin m. mcmahon einstein genius Hitler I.Q. kristine barnett Montessori roberta b. ness Susan K. Perry Source Type: news

iSEQUENCES app for Autism releases a new iPad version and is now available for Android
The Planeta Imaginario Foundation has launched an enhanced version of iSEQUENCES. This educational app for children with Autism and Asperger's syndrome enables them to practice 100 different sequences about everyday situations. All this is taught by the character Tatus and his friends. The new iPad version has new configuration options to better adapt the app to each child. The Android version allows children to use iSEQUENCES on a wide range of tablet devices. This makes the app accessible to many more families beyond the more than 40... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmen...
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs), cause severe and pervasive impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others. These disorders are usually first diagnosed in early childhood and range from a severe form, called autistic disorder, through pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), to a much milder form, Asperger syndrome. They also include two rare disorders, Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - September 28, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Hidden Disability and Workplace Bias
Even as employers comply with the ADA when dealing with accommodations like wheelchair access, braille lettering and HR endorsed AA or NA meetings, they often continue to discriminate against those with disabilities they can't see. Inadvertent or subconsciously intentional, discrimination exists. In this picture, one disability is clear. Others are not so obvious. read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - September 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katherine Bouton Tags: Law and Crime Work asperger behm benign neglect depression and college students employment assessment employment assessments fiv hidden disabilities incorrect response insensitivity justice kennedy kenexa kroger mental impair Source Type: news

An 11-year-old boy with Asperger's disorder presenting with aggression - Frank GK.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: Eng... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The curious incident of the lizard helping boy with autism
Callum Lake, 10, suffers Asperger Syndrome - but is beginning to open up thanks to his pet lizard, Spike (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attitude and risk of substance use in adolescents diagnosed with Asperger syndrome - Ramos M, Boada L, Moreno C, Llorente C, Romo J, Parellada M.
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a stage of development with increased risk of drug use. Individual personality traits are among those factors that influence the onset of substance use in adolescence and its psychiatric comorbidity. Little research has been done... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCSB to host international conference on autism intervention and treatment
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Autism experts from around the world will gather at UC Santa Barbara next month for the 6th Annual International Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) Autism and Asperger's Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Autism and ADHD associated with video game 'addiction'
Conclusion This research has strengths in that it has included children with valid clinical diagnoses of ASD and ADHD and has used an established measure to examine problematic video game use. It found that boys with ASD spent significantly longer playing video games than other boys, and that both boys with ASD and ADHD demonstrated greater problematic video game use than boys with “normal” development. However, the main difficulty with this cross sectional study is that it cannot tell us how these developmental conditions and video gaming habits are related to each other. Importantly it cannot tell us whether...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Fresh fuel reignites Asperger's debate
Children with Asperger's Syndrome have different electroencephalography (EEG) patterns to children with autism, reveals a study in the open access journal BMC Medicine With distinct neurophysiology, the study pours fresh fuel on the on-going debate about how Asperger's should be classified. People with Asperger's syndrome experience social difficulties, and display restricted and repetitive behavioural patterns and interests... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

The Importance of Learning to Say “No”
It’s crucially important that parents and caregivers learn to identify pain and discomfort, even if it’s expressed in an atypical fashion, and to support the right of the person in pain to express that pain. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lynne Soraya Tags: Anxiety Autism Social Life Stress 30 minutes aba amp anger ariane Ariane Zurcher Asperger ' autism spectrum behaviors betrayal clinical research communication different things discomfort emma s Hope Book emotion Source Type: news

Awkward in Person, Graceful on the Page
We present differently online and in person. For most of us, that transformation happens because the internet allows us to be something we’re not. For autistic people, it's because the internet allows them to be something they are.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lucy Berrington Tags: Autism Personality Psychiatry Social Life anguish asperger ' s disorder s syndrome awkwardness dsm 5 DSM-5 futility gary greenberg greater boston john stutters leila lobbyist narcissist neurodevelopmental disorders Source Type: news

IVF poses minimal risk of autism and low IQ
Conclusion This large cohort study showed that compared with spontaneous conception, IVF treatment (all techniques combined) was not associated with autistic disorder but was associated with a small, borderline significant increase in the risk of mental retardation. For specific IVF procedures, IVF with ICSI was associated with a small increase in the risk of ASD and mental retardation compared with IVF that did not involve ICSI. This study benefits from a large sample size and robust data collection methods, and did well to address an issue few other studies have looked at. But it's worth noting that there may be other u...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Neurology Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Is road traffic pollution really a cause of autism?
Conclusion The limitations in this study’s design mean it cannot prove that air pollution causes or increases the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, it does tentatively suggest higher pollution levels may increase the risk, which may prompt further, more reliable investigation. It is important to consider the limitations of this research before concluding a direct causal link between environmental pollutants and autistic spectrum disorders. Problems with assessment of pollution levels The air pollution data was not accurately assigned to the child’s date of birth. Some children were as...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

New Software System Could Help With Social Interactions, Social Phobias
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears of social situations can be especially acute: For example, individuals with Asperger's syndrome often have difficulty making eye contact and reacting appropriately to social cues. But with appropriate training, such difficulties can often be overcome... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

George Widener: the incredible life of the man makes art for robots | Alex Bellos
Cold War spy, homeless dropout and semi-professional gambler, the autistic savant George Widener is now an internationally renowned artistAll through his life George Widener has been fascinated with calendars."Other kids lined toys up in a row," he said. "I lined up dates."Yet his fixation with calendars has ultimately turned him into a celebrated artist whose striking paintings of numbers, cities, maps and machines have been exhibited all around the world. "[In my art] I am using the dates as the medium," he said.I met Widener last week, and he walked me through Hayward Gallery in London, whe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Mathematics Science Source Type: news

Four Tips to Keep a Child With Autism Safe From Wandering
Wandering happens in almost half of children with autism, often resulting in injury or worse. Wandering is a major concern for many families although 50 percent report having no guidance on how to deal with it. Here are four practical tips to help.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - June 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Autism Child Development Parenting 4 year olds aspergers automobile traffic Caregivers children with autism close calls danger disappearance family members fencing gps tracker home and garden injury least four tim Source Type: news

Attention-seeking, naughty, erratic ... Jo thought her son didn't fit in because he was an only child - in fact, he had Asperger's
When Jo Case had to see teachers about her son Leo's erratic behaviour - or hear from parents who didn't want him playing with their children anymore - she was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmen...
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs), cause severe and pervasive impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others. These disorders are usually first diagnosed in early childhood and range from a severe form, called autistic disorder, through pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), to a much milder form, Asperger syndrome. They also include two rare disorders, Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

The Personal and Cultural Truth of Diagnosis
How are people with Asperger's affected by the elimination of the category? What should we make of the subjectivity of diagnosis in general? In redefining diagnoses, we often ignore the broader meanings attached.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - June 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jessica Grogan, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Psychiatry American Psychiatric Association autism community autism diagnosis billion dollars biological markers diagnostic system doman dsm gary greenberg institute of mental health medical truth mental disorder mental Source Type: news

Man who drank three litres of coke died a day after drink made his lungs swell to four times the normal weight
Asperger Syndrome sufferer Paul Inman, 30, of Haworth, West Yorkshire, drank himself to death by consuming huge quantities of cola, an inquest in Bradford was told. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truth In Body Language
We all give ourselves away every minute of every day. That is, we broadcast our true intentions, feelings, and even thoughts without knowing it through our body language, tone, and facial expressions. This happens whether those intentions, feelings, and thoughts match what we express through language or not.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - May 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alex Lickerman, M.D. Tags: Relationships autism asperger dementia dementia research emotions facial expression facial expressions friends and lovers human beings impressions intuition intuitions many things microexpressions performance anxiety physical Source Type: news

Is Asperger’s overdiagnosed because parents want free stuff?
In any harsh political climate there’s much snarking about free stuff and those who are supposedly getting it. Takers versus makers. The 47%. There’s a free stuff theme in autism politics, too, and it goes like this: Why is Asperger’s overdiagnosed? Because parents want free stuff and an Asperger’s diagnosis is how they get it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lucy Berrington Tags: Autism Child Development Education Parenting allen frances anecdotal evidence apa Asperger Disorder classic autism classroom aides customized education Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) disorder diagnosis dsm 5 dsm iv Source Type: news

Link Between Epilepsy And Autism Found
Adults with epilepsy are more likely to have a greater number of characteristics of autism and Asperger syndrome, according to new research by the University of Bath, England. The finding was discovered by Dr. SallyAnn Wakeford, a PhD student from the University's Department of Psychology, and revealed a previously unknown link between epileptic seizures and the signs of autism in adults... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

An Autistic Mind Opens Mine (Can It Open Yours?)
Listening to the brilliant Temple Grandin speak about the autistic brain gets me thinking further about the possible connection between introversion and autism. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - May 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sophia Dembling Tags: Autism Personality Self-Help Social Life analogy animal behavior Asperger ' s syndrome austism spectrum autistic autistic brain boarding school brain differences brain imaging deodorant extrovert extroverted handicaps Source Type: news

Abnormal growth rate in womb linked to autism
Conclusion This large study suggests a possible link between foetal growth and very low or very high birth weight and ASD, with or without intellectual disability. However, it only observes an association and does not prove cause and effect. Parents expecting a baby who is showing below- or above-average foetal growth, or who have a baby born with below- or above-average birth weight, should not be overly concerned that their child may be at risk of developing ASD. If there is a direct link between foetal growth and ASD, the reasons why this may be the case are not clear. The authors' suggestions of possible reasons...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Books: Father and Son, Sharing Life With Asperger’s
It can be hard to pinpoint what in John Elder Robison’s relationship with his son is shaped by their Asperger’s and what stems from their own idiosyncratic personalities.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By GREGORY COWLES Tags: Parenting Books and Literature Children and Childhood Asperger's Syndrome Source Type: news

Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge
Psychiatric manual will fold it into autism spectrum disorders, leaving many unsure about getting needed services (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I hired someone with Asperger's. Now what?
There are unique opportunities and challenges that come with hiring an Aspie. Here are six things you should know as a manager. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I hired someone with Asperger's
There are unique opportunities and challenges that come with hiring an Aspie. Here are six things you should know as a manager. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hiring someone with Asperger's
As a manager, you should understand how to handle the unique opportunities and challenges that come with hiring an Aspie. Here are six things you should know. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Found in Newtown Gunman’s Home: Books of Hope
Those familiar with Adam Lanza have said he had an autism variant known as Asperger’s syndrome, and the police found in Mr. Lanza’s Connecticut home a memoir by a writer who had the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAVID W. DUNLAP Tags: Lanza, Nancy Autism Lanza, Adam Books and Literature Newtown, Conn, Shooting (2012) Asperger's Syndrome Source Type: news

Having an older grandfather 'raises autism risk'
Older fathers are much more likely to go on to have grandchildren with autism than those who reach fatherhood earlier in life, according to a study. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: genes autism asperger genetic grandfather Source Type: news

Asperger syndrome going undetected in patients with psychosis
The prevalence of Asperger syndrome is considerably higher in patients with first-episode psychosis than it is in the general population, researchers report. (Source: MedWire News - Schizophrenia)
Source: MedWire News - Schizophrenia - March 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Asperger syndrome going undetected in patients with psychosis
The prevalence of Asperger syndrome is considerably higher in patients with first-episode psychosis than it is in the general population, researchers report. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - March 14, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cohort study: Association between maternal use of folic acid supplements and risk of autism in children
Source: JAMA Area: News It is well known that prenatal folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects in children, but less is known about whether they protect against other childhood neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs; autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder -not otherwise specified [PDD-NOS]).   To investigate, researchers followed a sample of 85,176 Norwegian children, derived from the population-based, prospective Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The children were born in 2002-2008; by the end of follow-up on March ...
Source: NeLM - News - February 13, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Secession Might Be an Option After All
My 13-year-old son with Asperger's acquired a new obsessive interest: micronations. Perhaps establishing his own small country was an attempt to impose order on a too-big world. But how much of a threat to him (and us) was isolationism?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - February 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lucy Berrington Tags: Autism Child Development Parenting Politics anxiety asperger asperger syndrome aspie bronze coins brother anthony conch republic Independence independent nations lundy island majesty queen male slaves matriarchy micronati Source Type: news