10 Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome

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Asperger’s syndrome is one of the more common forms of autism. However, it often goes undiagnosed due to the fact that individuals with the condition are typically high-functioning. This can lead to individuals going through life unable to understand why they seem different from friends and family. But the following symptoms can alert people that they, or someone in their lives, might have Asperger’s syndrome.

1. Difficulty with Emotional Communication

People often assume that someone with Asperger’s syndrome isn’t very emotional. This is in large part simply due to the fact that people with the condition often communicate their emotions very differently than their peers. The average person uses a wide range of non-verbal cues to signal their emotional state. But someone with Asperger’s syndrome usually needs to be verbally informed about emotional reactions. Likewise, he won’t expect another person to know what he’s feeling. Someone with Asperger’s syndrome also tends to lack the non-verbal cues that signal emotion to others. For example, he won’t smile or frown in response to a comment that made him happy or sad. Even the voice of someone with Asperger’s syndrome will tend to be monotone.

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