May 05, · Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in communication and social interaction. Not every adult who experiences Asperger’s has received a diagnosis, as many Author: Jayne Leonard. Sep 30, · There are no current diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s syndrome in adults either. Autism spectrum disorders are usually diagnosed in early childhood. It’s becoming less common for you to reach.
May 29, · Aspergers in Adults Asperger’s syndrome was one of several subtypes of autism that a mental health professional could use to diagnose an individual. The subtypes used to be separate diagnoses until the update to the DSM-5 diagnostic manual. Now, the subtypes are folded into one diagnosis known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Older adults with Asperger Syndrome grew up before the diagnosis existed in the United States; it first appeared in the DSM-IV in The diagnosis may not have existed, but the adults did—and they needed to find ways to survive. The adults that we meet at AANE are survivors.
Dec 18, · Adults diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome often have trouble with social interactions. They also have obsessive interests and enjoy repetitive activities. Asperger's syndrome is a diagnosis that was once given to those who had trouble with social interactions. Studies show that Asperger’s Syndrome is one of the fastest growing mental health conditions in the United States. Upwards of 2,, adults are likely to have been diagnosed with this condition, close to a % increase in the last decade. Some say Aspergers has reached epidemic proportions in this country.