Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Asperger's Disorder Treatment

Treatment for Asperger's disorder depends on the severity of the condition. General measures for Asperger's disorder include social support, education to improve communication skills, and medications to control anxiety and aggression.

Treatment for Asperger's syndrome may include:

  • Asperger's syndrome social support
  • Asperger's syndrome educational support:
    • To increase communication skills
  • Medications for Asperger's syndrome:
    • To control aggressive behavior, repetitive behaviors, and anxiety

Asperger's Disorder Social Programs

A structured educational program may be required for children with Asperger's disorder. Programs should use play and child-to-child interaction sessions to promote social development. Parents are advised to seek the help of educators experienced with autism.

Asperger's Disorder Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Asperger's disorder:

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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