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Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterised by severe and sustained impairment in social interaction and communication and by a restricted focus of interest to one area. In addition to these core symptoms, frequent occurrence of aggression, impulsivity, self-injury, poor frustration tolerance, inability to work in a structured environment, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours doubles the challenge further. 

Many times, high functional Autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s syndrome can look very similar and hence misdiagnosed. This delay in the diagnosis can have significant effect on the mental state and the academic progress of the individual with Asperger’s syndrome. 

I remember of a case of 12year old girl with Asperger’s syndrome I saw in year 2014. 

She showed facial malformation of the lips, focus of interest in spinning objects, difficulties in academics, poorly developed social skills and some peculiar behavioural patterns. She was already going through speech and occupational therapy sessions. On addition of Homoeopathic medicines she showed significant improvement in her behaviour, academic progress and obsessive traits. 


STEP 1: (Interview with parents)
a. At the first consultation, I prefer talking to the parents alone and collect all the relevant data about the child’s current and past complaints, the onset and progression of the illness, detailed reaction patterns and personality features and conclusive data from the other tests and therapies done.
b. The parent’s description helps me to build a picture of the child’s nature and severity of the illness and also of his individual emotional and physical personality before I meet the child.

STEP 2: (Interview with the child)
a. Most important part is the interview with the child. 
b. Direct observation and interaction with the child is of utmost importance, preferably without the parents around, but in some cases parents can accompany them.
c. This interview enables me to form an Individualistic picture of the child – which incorporates child’s emotional, physical, developmental and social make-up of the personality. It gives me an overall assessment of the degree and extent of his primary illness with any other associated symptoms.
d. A homoeopathic remedy that suits best the child’s individualistic clinical and personal picture is chosen as the final prescription. 

STEP 3: (What to expect)
a. Parents will be given a fair idea of what changes they can expect to see after the start of the treatment.

a. There will be marked improvement in the behavioural area of the child, like the level of aggression, hyperactivity, moods, emotional sensitivity, fears, and sociability.
b. Significant changes in the academic progress will be observed.
c. If there are any other neurological issues like seizures, will also be taken care of.
d. Improvement in restricted focus of interest or obsessions and compulsions depends on a case by case basis.

Remember, to get the best results in Asperger’s, team work of professionals is what we promote @Mindtalks. Homoepathic medines in conjunction with Speech, Occupational, Remedial and other therapies is preferred.





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