Asperger’s syndrome has been diagnosed as late as 1940s. It deals with the behavioral aspects of the individual in the society. Reports state that that 1 out of every 300 children may suffer from this mental disorder. Research on this personality disorder is still in its infant stages. This syndrome is quite difficult to diagnose as the symptoms exhibited by the patients vary widely.
Asperger’s patients strive constantly to win an edge over others in the society. Their mannerisms are quite peculiar and make people presume that they behave as a ‘socially outcast’ individual. For example, these individuals have an abnormal body language and do not maintain good eye contact while speaking. They neither exchange pleasantries while meeting people, nor concentrate on the right facial expressions.
Retarded linguistic skills are another significant trait that is often seen in these individuals. They fail to judge dimensional aspects correctly. This poses a serious problem in the individual’s motor skills. They are unable to conceptualize fine details involved in the working of an electronic gadget. Children suffer from sensory problems. For instance they find it difficult to distinguish between fragrance and odor.
Patients suffering from this syndrome prefer to live in isolation and create a world of their own. They feel quite insecure with the societal norms. They comprehend language at a very literal level and fail to react to situations aptly. They are highly manipulative in their conversations and end up talking for hours together on a particular topic without really caring about whether the listener is interested in hearing them.
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