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Is there a cure 

This Depends on your idea of a cure.

There is no cure as such, This does not mean, however, that nothing can be done for a person with Asperger Syndrome, Contrary to what many people imagine People with autism tend to be very honest and, if communication skills develop Well, will report things very accurately and openly can learn to cope with aspergers and live a good and full life.

Asperger Syndrome is a developmental disability affecting the way the brain processes information. Child who have Asperger Syndrome become Adults with Asperger Syndrome. The good point of this is Much can be achieved with the appropriate education and support. With time and patience people with Asperger Syndrome can be taught to develop the basic skills needed for everyday life, such as how to communicate appropriately with people.

The ideal treatment for AS coordinates therapies that address the three core symptoms of the disorder:  poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness.  There is no single best treatment package for all children with AS, but most professionals agree that the earlier the intervention, the better.

Research in to Asperger Syndrome

Many of the Institutes are sponsoring research to understand what causes AS and how it can be effectively treated.  One study is using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show how abnormalities in particular areas of the brain cause changes in brain function that result in the symptoms of AS and other ASDs.  Other studies include a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of an anti-depressant in individuals with Asperger Syndrome who exhibit high levels of obsessive/ritualistic behavior and a long-range study to collect and analyze DNA samples from a large group of children with Asperger Syndrome and their families to identify genes and genetic interactions that are linked to Asperger Syndrome.


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