Have you noticed that your child is very paranoid, unusually addicted to certain hobbies, prone to losing temper, and socially awkward? Don’t think that your child is just naughty and unruly. He may suffer from Asperger’s disease. Asperger’s syndrome is a type of autism, but most patients have higher intelligence than ordinary people, have special talents or strong memory, and have normal language development, but they do not know how to communicate with others and understand the world.
Medications help stabilize mood
The incidence of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is not well established, but experts in population studies conservatively estimate that two to six out of every 1,000 children have the disorder. Boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have AS. AS affects about 1 in 200 people, more commonly in men than women. Symptoms include unusual speech pitch, tone and rhythm, lack of cadence, eye contact and facial expressions, and failure to understand metaphors and jokes. Some patients make repetitive and meaningless body movements, such as swinging and rotating, and have poor limb coordination.
At present, the medical community has not proven that any drug can cure Asperger’s disease, but drugs can be used to alleviate patients’ problems in concentration and behavioral and emotional control, and behavioral therapy, language communication training, etc. can also be used to enhance their social skills. Since patients with Asperger’s syndrome may have problems such as inattention, irritability, and anxiety, doctors will prescribe drugs such as serotonin, aripiprazole, methylphenidate, etc. according to the situation to stabilize the patient’s mood, relieve anxiety, and improve its concentration.
Parents should not modify the dosage of medicine without authorization
Parents can pay attention to the patient’s reaction after taking the medicine and observe whether there are any side effects of the medicine, such as loss of appetite, headache, nausea, etc., and communicate more with the doctor so that he or she can understand the effect of the medicine on the patient and adjust the appropriate dosage. Parents should not increase or decrease the dosage of medication or stop medication for patients without authorization to avoid aggravating side effects or worsening the condition. Parents should also maintain close contact with teachers to follow up on the patient’s condition after using drugs and cooperate with all parties to formulate educational methods and behavioral treatments.
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Uses: Mainly used for antidepressant and anti-anxiety. Side effects: vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, nervousness, etc.
Aripiprazole is a drug used to treat psychosis and also to calm people who are aggressive or agitated due to psychosis. It can be taken by mouth or by injection (intramuscularly). However, aripiprazole can also cause unpleasant side effects, such as headache, stomach upset, drowsiness, or drowsiness.
Methylphenidate may reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and may help children focus. Methylphenidate may also help improve daily behavior but does not appear to affect quality of life.
Methylphenidate does not appear to increase the risk of serious adverse reactions (life-threatening) when used for up to six months. However, it is associated with an increased risk of less serious adverse effects, such as sleep problems and decreased appetite.