Asperger’s Syndrome and Spectrum Disorders
Updated October 18, 2021
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Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) existed for many years as a separate diagnosis. However, with the release of the the updated DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), Asperger’s Syndrome is now included as part of the Autism spectrum. Celadon Recovery offers an opportunity for spectrum disorders treatment including life skills management, assessments, and interventions for successful discharge and aftercare planning.
What Is Asperger's Syndrome and Spectrum Disorder?
AS has been part of the autism spectrum for a few years now. This condition is Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder, although it’s on the high-functioning part of the autism spectrum. Individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome may exhibit quite a few or very few symptoms, as consistent with any of the spectrum-related disorders. Typically, behaviors are characterized by a lack of communication and language skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive thoughts and behaviors, as well as a possible lack of social skills, hyper fixation on specific areas of interest, and other key identifiers.
Symptoms of Asperger's and Spectrum Disorders?
Each individual diagnosis is as unique as each sign and symptom of the spectrum. Some of these symptoms include:
- Aggressive behaviors
- Repetitive motor patterns
- Poor muscle coordination
- Depressive mood
- Difficulty in assessing other’s feelings and “reading” other people
- Having problems understanding humor
- Inability to perceive gestures
- Lack of social awareness
- Exaggerated facial expressions usage
- Being sensitive to noise, touch, odor or tastes
Treatment of Asperger's Syndrome and Spectrum Disorders
If you’re seeking treatment for yourself or for a loved one, Celadon Recovery Campus is able to provide a secure, stable, environment with staff specialized in spectrum disorders. The facility offers a holistic approach to therapy to help individuals balance physical, mental, and emotional health. therapeutic interventions for spectrum disorders may include social skills training, improving skills and activities of daily living, and other things to target specific areas for sustained improvement.
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