Asperger’s Syndrome, Sociopaths And Bipolar Disorder

Asperger’s Syndrome, Sociopaths And Bipolar Disorder

Asperger’s Syndrome is on the spectrum of a developmental disorder named Autism. Asperger’s Syndrome is called AS for short. It’s a mild case of autism, perhaps the most mild type of autism. Not like people with PDD-NOS and Williams Syndrome, children born with Asperger’s usually have some natural gifts at the same time, for example, math, music or science. Many celebrities suffered from this disorder in the history, it’s said that the ex-president Bush have it too. The only thing that people with Asperger’s cannot be gifted is social ability. They have difficulty in reading expressions, understanding body languages. In a word, they don’t know how to communicate with others naturally. However, they mean people no harm, that’s the biggest difference between people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Sociopaths.

Sociopaths have the ability to communicate with people normally, and they can sense what society considers right and wrong, however, they have no conscience and cannot feel empathy, guilt and remorse like we often do. Some serial killers are sociopaths, they disrespect the rights of others,but they have nothing to do with Asperger’s.

People with antisocial personality disorder are called sociopaths. In the 1830′s this disorder was called “moral insanity”. The main characteristics of sociopaths are Grandiose Sense of Self, Pathological Lying, Shallow Emotions, Impulsive Nature, Unreliability and Parasitic Lifestyle. If this disorder is not treated in childhood, it can develop into adulthood. Treatment for antisocial personality disorder is usually through group psychotherapy.

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Bipolar disorder(manic depression) and Asperger’s syndrome are two different things. Bipolar is a mental illness caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, meanwhile, Asperger’s syndrome is one condition of pervasive developmental disorder(PDD), a milder variant of Autistic Disorder.

People with Bipolar disorder have extreme emotional ups and downs. They have episodes of depression and mania. Bipolar is a mood disorder and it is genetic. There are several forms of Bipolar, but they can be controlled with medication. Bipolar disorder is not very common in children with Asperger’s but can show symptoms.

People with Asperger’s syndrome show marked deficiencies in social skills, tend to have restricted patterns of behavior, interests and activities.

It is not hard to diagnose one from the other. They are not really similar. But, there is a connection between bipolar and Asperger’s syndrome. Someone with Asperger’s syndrome may also throw temper tantrums or have meltdowns as people with Bipolar have extreme emotions. The reason is that the neurotransmitter serotonin is low in both cases. Many people with AS have bipolar as a comorbidity or family members with bipolar. There are correlations of HFA and other disorders as well, such as dyslexia or hyperlexia because of the neuronal jumble that begins growing out of control in the first trimester gestation of the frontal lobe. Macrocephaly causes list autism first over other etiologies.

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