Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is one of a group of neurological disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As it is considered to be on the mild end of the spectrum. People with AS exhibit three primary symptoms:
- Having difficulty with social interaction
- Engaging in repetitive behavior
- Standing firm on what they think
- Focusing on rules and routines
Some people with ASDs are classified as high-functioning. High-functioning autism means that these individuals do not have delayed language skills and cognitive development that is typical of many people with ASDs.
Often, individuals diagnosed with AS have normal or above normal intelligence. In addition, people with this condition are frequently able to be educated in mainstream classrooms and hold jobs.
AS cannot be cured. Early diagnosis and intervention can help a child make social connections, achieve their potential, and lead a productive life.
SYMPTOMS OF ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
- Symptoms vary from person to person, but children with AS often have an obsessive focus on a narrow topic of interest.
- Children with AS may develop an all-consuming interest in things like train schedules or dinosaurs, for example. This interest can be the subject of one-sided conversations with peers and adults.
- The person with AS is unaware of the other person’s attempts to change the topic of conversation. This is one of the reasons that children with AS may have difficulties with social interactions.
- People with AS are unable to read facial expressions and body language. Many people with AS find it hard to recognize other people’s feelings. It is common for people with this condition to avoid eye contact when speaking with others.
- People with AS may also speak in a monotone and display few facial expressions. They may also have difficulty knowing when to lower the volume of their voices to accommodate their location.
- Children with AS may also have difficulty with essential motor skills, such as running or walking. These children may lack coordination and be unable to do certain tasks, such as climbing or riding a bike.
CAUSES OF ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
Changes in the brain are responsible for many of the symptoms of AS. However, doctors have not been able to determine precisely what causes these changes.
Genetic factors and exposure to environmental toxins, such as chemicals or viruses, have been identified as potential contributors to the development of the disorder. Boys are more likely to develop AS than girls.
HOMOEOATHIC TREATMENT FOR ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
Homoeopathy focuses on treating the individual rather than the disease itself and this conditon is the perfect example to do so.It totally depend uypon the symptomatology whic is taken by thorough case taking by an expert homoeopathic doctor.Some useful medicine are
Baryta carb, Natrum mur, Hyoscyamus, Stramonium , Cerolin