Question by  LizzieBathory (9)

What is Aspergers?

What causes it?


Answer by  Dean (4035)

Asperger's Disease is a form of autism. The symptoms vary but severe trouble with social situations in a common factor. The cause is unknown.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

Named for an Austrian physician who discovered the disorder in 1944, Asperger's is on the autism spectrum in a milder form. It is characterized by problems with social interactions and focusing on one area of interest to the exclusion of all else. At the present time, the cause is unknown.


Answer by  Joe80 (866)

Aspergers or Asperger's syndrome is the rapid degradation of memory and brain function. It is a neurological disease common in autistic children.


Answer by  JJ24 (177)

Aspergers is a mild form of autism. It is usually characterized by social awkwardness and anxiety. Patients are otherwise high functioning, you may not even realize someone has it. The cause of Aspergers is not well understood. Some studies show a genetic link, others believe it may have to do with complications from childhood vaccinations.


Answer by  AshersMomma (67)

Asperger's Syndrome is considered an autism spectrum disorder. It is more common in males than in females. The cause is unclear though Asperger's appears to have a genetic factor. No one gene has been identified as the cause.

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