Aspergers in Adults: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
Social activities for adults with aspergers and dating
Your adult friend , relative, or colleague seems socially "off," unusually into online gaming, extremely limited in clothing and food choices. He's been passed over for promotions, socially ostracized, or even bullied. To you, the reason for these issues seems obvious: your friend or relative is probably autistic. Should you bring this possibility up with the person in question, or keep the idea to yourself? The answer depends upon the particulars of the situation. Before you do anything at all, it's important to know more about autism than what's commonly shared on the media or among friends.
Coping With a Partner's Asperger's Syndrome
Aspergers in adults is typically seen as an individual with an above average intellectual ability paired with severely inadequate social skills and often an all-absorbing, obsessive interest in particular topics. 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.
People with Asperger profiles absolutely do have feelings, although they may have difficulty identifying and discussing them. In fact, many feelings — such as fear, anger and joy — seem to be experienced more intensely by those with Asperger profiles than by average people. This appears to happen more in those with Asperger profiles than with the general population. People with Asperger profiles may not show their feelings in the same way, or to the same extent, as those without. They may manifest feelings less outwardly, or their facial expression might not match what the individual is feeling inside.