The medical dictionary describes Asperger’s syndrome as a developmental disorder related to autism. It is characterized by higher than average intellectual ability coupled with impaired social skills and restrictive, repetitive patterns of interest and activities.
People who have Asperger’s syndrome usually have very few facial expressions, usually limited to anger and misery. Men and women who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome are usually misinterpreted as being rude or selfish. This is because people suffering from Asperger syndrome are usually stuck in their own world and are generally introversive.
Asperger’s syndrome is classified as a mild form of autism or high-functioning autism. Compared to other severe forms of autism, people who have Asperger’s syndrome live relatively normal lives. However, it is important for young adults who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome to seek therapeutic assistance. Young adults who have Asperger’s syndrome are more likely to suffer from depression, stress, and are prone to negative behaviors such as, violent outbursts and chemical or intoxicant dependency.