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Asperger Syndrome (cont.)

Asperger's Syndrome Treatment

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Treatment for Asperger's syndrome may include

  • educational,
  • career, or
  • vocational support and
  • interventions.

Behavioral, social, and family support are the primary treatments. Medications may be used to treat behavioral symptoms that often occur with Asperger's syndrome.

Asperger's Syndrome Medical Treatment

No specific treatment for the core symptoms of Asperger's syndrome is available and no cure exists for the disorder. Educational, career, or vocational support, as well as behavioral, social, and family support are the primary treatments used for individuals with Asperger's syndrome. Psychopharmacology and other treatments may also be used to manage some of the problem behaviors associated with Asperger's syndrome or some of the associated psychiatric conditions (see above), if present.

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).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2016

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