If you have been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, it will often help to bring meaning to the way your life has unfolded until now. Often just the process of understanding the condition we have can help to improve the quality of life. While a label is not a cure, it is something we can explain to friends and family in a way that they can understand. There are several good blog posts on this site describing what is Aspergers Syndrome. However if you are looking for a greater understanding of the condition, there are a number of good books and resources we recommend. This is an absolute must for any adult AS sufferer trying to understand their condition.
Treatment of Asperger’s Syndrome: Many Therapies Can Help
But certain drugs can help control secondary symptoms that often accompany the disorder, such as anxiety, hyperactivity, depression, or attention problems. Your doctor can help you determine if you or your child might benefit from these medicines. Between 30 and 95 percent of children with an autism spectrum disorder have been given some type of complementary or alternative treatment to help their symptoms. Still, many people report anecdotal improvements. Talk to your doctor before trying any type of alternative treatment.
It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. The chapters examine: causes and indications of the syndrome; the diagnosis and its effect on the individual; theory of mind; the perception of emotions in self and others; social interaction, including friendships; long-term relationships; teasing, bullying and mental health issues; the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills; and, career development. There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.