Question: Can you develop Aspergers or are you born with it?

The exact cause of Aspergers is poorly understood. While it is largely inherited, the underlying genetics have not been determined conclusively. Environmental factors are also believed to play a role. Brain imaging has not identified a common underlying condition.

Can you develop aspergers?

As with most autism spectrum disorders, researchers arent able to pinpoint one specific cause of Aspergers. But they do have some theories. Genes, brain changes, and environment likely all play a role in this disorder. Additionally, certain risk factors can up your chances for developing Aspergers.

Can you develop Aspergers syndrome later in life?

Late Diagnosis for Aspergers Syndrome is common. For many people with Aspergers, a formal diagnosis may not come until theyre adults. So, why are late diagnoses so common? Lets take a look.

How is Aspergers caused?

The exact cause is unknown, but AS may result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors that cause changes in brain development. AS tends to run in families, suggesting that some cases may be hereditary.

Can you get Aspergers at any age?

Most cases are diagnosed between the ages of five and nine, with some diagnosed as early as age three.

Can you tell if someone has Aspergers?

Social Symptoms One telltale sign of Aspergers syndrome is having difficulty in social situations. Common symptoms of Aspergers that may impact social interaction or communication include: Problems making or maintaining friendships. Isolation or minimal interaction in social situations.

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