Aspergers syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects the cognitive abilities, social interaction, and behavioral patterns of people. It is also referred to as Autism Aspergers syndrome due to the fact that many of the symptoms associated with this syndrome are common among autistic children. The autism spectrum covers a large number of abnormal and distorted patterns that include problems in speech, written communication, and distinct abnormal psychological problems.
Diagnosing Aspergers syndrome is very difficult as the symptoms are neither clear-cut nor well-defined. It needs a panel of multidisciplinary professional to study, analyze, and understand a person’s condition over a period of time to come to an appropriate conclusion.
The latest medical breakthroughs in understanding the symptoms of Aspergers syndrome are:
1. A study has determined that on an average, children with Aspergers syndrome process sounds and words a second slower than normal children. Though a timeframe of one second seems inconsequential and insignificant to us, an entire second of processing time means a lot in lab-based biological tests and language and speech-based cognitive tests.
2.Another medical study is now targeted towards diagnosing the symptoms of Aspergers syndrome even before the child is born. Though the results are yet to be analyzed to arrive at a finite and logical consensus, scientists have found that the placenta of babies who might exhibit Autism Aspergers syndrome show distinct branching patterns in the placenta when compared with children with normal placental connection. They’ve now taken the process of diagnosing Aspergers syndrome to a neonatal level that might help both the parents and the child cope with the medical condition in a better way by starting appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
3.Pharmacological studies might also help alleviate the intensity of the problems associated with Asperers syndrome.
4.Aspergers diagnosis is also being researched and studied by examining the eye movements of the child when they’re asked to focus on specific objects on a computer screen. Autistic children have a problem focusing their eyes on one specific point. These studies are geared towards diagnosing Aspergers syndrome by tracking the retinal movements of children.
There are many other research projects that are currently attempting to understand the exact biochemical and biological causes and patterns in the body that result in Aspergers syndrome. Till then, Aspergers syndrome will continue to be treated as an Autism spectrum disorder or Autism Aspergers syndrome.
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