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Treatment options for Asperger’s Syndrome

This blog is continued from blog series part 2

Medications:

There is no one specific medication to cure Asperger’s Syndrome. Often professionals treat based on specific target symptoms. For example to help with obsessions, one might prescribe SSRI’s such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft. These can also help with depression and anxiety.

Retraining Social Skills and psychotherapy:

Individual with Asperger’s Syndrome must learn social rules such as eye contact, social distance and use of slang. Often health professionals lead small groups to help individuals practice. This also allows opportunities for individuals to meet others like themselves.

Interventions in the Education Setting:

Since it is often hard for children with Asperger’s Syndrome to adapt to change, they must notify the student in advance any changes in school routine. They may also need a safe place where they can retreat if they become overstimulated.

Parents:

They play an important role in helping the child. The next blog will focus on how to help your child if they have Asperger’s Syndrome.

Resources:

Northern County Psychiatric Associates

Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S)

Global and Regional Asperger’s Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)

Kids Health

WebMD

Mayo Clinic

The Source

eMedicine

Books related to this topic:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment)

Creative Therapy for Children With Autism, ADD, and Asperger

Group Treatment for Asperger Syndrome: A Social Skills Curriculum

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