Aspergers

What causes it?

"The causes of ASD are not known. Research suggests that both genes and environment play important roles."

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autismspectrumd...

What happens to the body?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html

Is it contagious?

Asperger’s Syndrome is actually contagious. “We have found DNA segments which seem to indicate that the syndrome has mutated into an easily contractible virus that resembles a strain of Marburg hemorrhagic fever.

http://wrongplanet.net/aspergers-virus-mutation-hi...

Treatment for it

  • Individual psychotherapy to help the individual learn social skills training, to better detect social cues, and how to deal with the emotions surrounding the disorder
  • Parent education and training
  • Behavioral modification
  • Social skills training
  • Educational interventions

http://psychcentral.com/lib/symptoms-of-aspergers-...

Famous people that have it

Clay Marzo is a professional surfer that has Aspergers and has grown up with it. To this day he has fought it and is highly looked upon asa role model from younger kids and has shown them that you can make something of your life even when a challenge is faced everyday.

Dilemma/Current Research

There's no really way to prevent Aspergers because there are still a lot of unknowns about the disease. But looking how it can be spread through families suggest that it may be inherited.

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/mental-health-as...

Possible Solutions

Looking at how kids inherit Aspergers and there may be no way to stop it at birth there may be a way to slowly kill it. You can maybe force you child at an early age to start looking at books and making eye contact when talking. Little stuff like this may be able to kill it slowly and eventually the person will no longer have it.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Aspergers isn't contagious. You don't "kill it" you learn to manage it.