June 14 2017
This is an autism spectrum disorder, an umbrella term for a number of related conditions characterized by problems with communicating and language, and with repetitive thoughts and speech. People with this disorder often have high intelligence and vast knowledge on narrow subjects but lack social skills. In 2012 the American Psychiatric Association dropped this term and replaced it with DMDD.
When it comes to behavioral or emotional challenges with Asperger, treatment is difficult.
The U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says
Asperger is thought to be the mildest of these conditions. Symptoms of Asperger
Being very literal in speaking and understanding.
Difficulty recognizing and interpreting body language.
Repeating or obsessing over rituals and routines.
Problems with motor skills, including clumsiness or lack of coordination.
Difficulty with social skills, particularly in communicating with others.
Sensitivity to sounds, lights, textures and tastes.
There is a familial clustering of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Int J Yoga. 2016. Effects of multisensory yoga on behavior in a male child with Apert and Asperger syndrome.This case focused on a 7-year-old boy with Apert and Asperger's syndrome who attended 8, 45 min multisensory yoga sessions, twice a week, during 4-week camp. Results from the pre- and post-tests on Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Social Skills Assessment showed improvements in the total score changes from 19 to 7 for disruptive behaviors. Sparks Target Behavior Checklist scores changed from eight to one showing progression in ability to stay on task. Yoga Pose Rating Scale displayed the transformation in total scores from 80 = emerging to 115 = consistency in pose performance. The field notes revealed the positive development in expressive emotions, social engagement, and decline in looking around. Outside class parent and school behavioral specialist reported the improved ability to self-regulate stress using lion's breath and super brain. These findings indicate an improvement in behaviors that influenced the physical performance, emotional expression, and social interaction after yoga training for this child.
I have a 25 year old Asperger son with no emotions, positive or negative. He has brain fog, due to lack or serotonin produced by his EC Cells to Raphe Neucli to different regions of his brain. He has been on 5-TPT with B6, SAM-E other vitamins and supplements for 4 months. Nothing is working. I'm trying to figure out how to get serotonin from the RN to his hippocampus, Amalgdala, ACC and PFC.
A. I am not aware of natural supplements that have been tested in this condition, but it may be worthwhile trying different mind boosters as mentioned in my memory article.