Asperger Syndrome (cont.)
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Asperger's Syndrome Medications
No specific medications are used to treat Asperger's syndrome itself. However, medications may be used to treat specific behavioral symptoms associated with Asperger's syndrome, especially when they cause the individual distress or significantly interfere with educational, career/vocational, or social functioning. These behavioral symptoms may include anxiety, attention problems, aggression, behavioral rigidity, mood disorders (particularly depression), and stereotypical patterns (constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movement) or perseveration (constant repetition of meaningless words or phrases).
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Asperger disorder is a form of pervasive developmental disorder characterized by persistent impairment in social interactions, repetitive behavior patterns, and restricted interests.