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medication for Asperger's disorder PaulB

Posted by IsoM on December 17, 2001, at 18:39:38

In reply to Re: Asperger's disorder, posted by PaulB on December 17, 2001, at 18:19:58

Paul I just want to add a comment. My son benefited greatly from the addition of clonazepam for his social anxiety. He no longer needs it as he's now in a working & study environment where his Asperger is no longer a handicap but his strong point. I have heard that SSRIs are good for the depression part, but he does better on clomipramine & continues on a low dosage of it.
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> > Hi folks. Does anyone here know anything about Asperger's? I've read about it, and it's been suggested that I may have a "mild" form of it, but I'm sort of confused as to what it means! It's not a "popular" dx like ADD, especially in adults, so most pdocs don't bring it up, but I'm curious about it. What about treatments -- are there any?
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> > TIA,
> > -elizabeth
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> Hi Elizabeth
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> Its nice to hear from you again. I have received a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome which is a mild form of Autism. In fact I have just this minute come back from my weekly meeting. I have read quite a few of your posts over the last year and I think you have had social anxiety and take buprenorphine. Social Anxiety can be a symptom of Aspergers as can depression. At first I as skeptical but now I definetely see symptoms of it in myself. I posted a message about it a short while ago when I first received my diagnosis:
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> http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social/20010915/msgs/11773.html
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> As I mentioned here a great introduction to Aspergers is a book by Tony Attwood and he has a website too that I have provided a link for.
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> As to meds, the only medications currently indicated for Asperger's Syndrome are the SSRI's. Fluvoxamine has been tested but unfortunately unlike depression and anxiety, Asperger's is more of a behavioural disorder than chemical, not to say that all people with depression or anxiety have chemical imbalances, but I hope you know what I mean. Therefore my psychologist spoke in the meeting a few weeks ago about how people have to learn to live with it to a certain extent.
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> In Britain if you receive a diagnosis of Asperger's you can receive both income support and disability allowance.
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> Clomipramine is another medicine that has also been tested and I suspect is probably one of the most effective medications for Asperger's due to its very potent seroternergic properties.
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> Im new to the fascinating world of Asperger's and I look forward to learning more about it. Its tough but Asperger's people can do things normal people cant, i.e. Remember that Tom Cruise film Rainman with Raymond who had full blown Aspergers. Theres people at my group who have similar abilities.


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