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Asperger's syndrome symptoms

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People with Asperger’s syndrome find it hard to communicate and interact with other people. Often, they will:

  • struggle to express themselves
  • find it hard to understand others
  • find it hard to make friends
  • find it hard to work out what others might be thinking
  • find it hard to use their imagination

These difficulties can lead to anxiety, confusion and frustration for the person with Asperger’s syndrome, and sometimes for their family and friends too.

People with Asperger’s syndrome often:

  • stick rigidly to a routine or repeat certain behaviours
  • focus intense interest on one particular topic
  • are sensitive to bright light or loud sounds

You can’t tell whether someone has Asperger’s syndrome simply from how they look.

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Last reviewed: November 2016

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