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Question by  Tessa (55)

Is there a cure for Asperger's syndrome?

My nephew recently was diagnosed.


Answer by  BlackMamba824 (87)

Unforunately, currently there is no known cure for Asperger's syndrome; however, various techniques and medicine can significantly slow the progression of the disorder into its later stages. Cognitive therapy sessions can be useful in stress management, and physical therapy can be key in improving motor coordination. Medication decreases the likelihood of comorbid conditions occurring.


Answer by  skm (432)

There is no "cure" for Asperger's syndrome. This disease is a developmental disorder that belongs to the same group of illnesses as autism. Many people consider Asperger's syndrome and autism to be on two ends of a spectrum of disease, with Asperger's being less debilitating. Treatment can include special education, behavioral management, family support, and counseling.


Answer by  John (9008)

Asperger's Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism, is not well understood. Sadly, there is no cure. In some cases, there can be treatment options which can help those who suffer from it function better in society. These can include medication or counseling, but neither of these work in every case.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

There is no cure for Asperger's syndrome, since it is a form of autism. There are behaviorial therapies which are promising if they are begun early on in a child's life.


Answer by  gin (366)

As of yet there isn't, but there are things that can be done to make your nephews life easier. One is learning what triggers what reactions. Another is to work with him with controlling his reactions. Some times dogs and cats have been known to calm the systems of Asperger's as well.

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