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4 important facts and misconceptions about Asperger’s syndrome

– the kind of reaction you would expect of anyone dealing with those problems?

1. Autism isn’t of course unique in being associated with violent behavior. Kids and adults with a diagnosis of ADHD are often also diagnosed with “opposition defiance disorder” and that in turn can be linked with violent behavior.

2.The root of Asperger’s, like autism, is largely a mystery. Current research suggests it’s connected to early developmental changes in brain structure, which may be caused by “abnormal migration of embryonic cells during fetal development” that “rewires” a person during early childhood, according to the NIH.

3 .People with Asperger’s typically have an “unusual preoccupation” with very specific subject. “Basically, you get an individual who might have a real restricted repertoire of things they are interested in,

4. Individuals growing up with Asperger’s often shy away from human contact, which can kick off a vicious cycle of social alienation.