Asperger’s Fallacy vs Facts

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

Not everything you hear about Asperger’s are true!

There is much hearsay about asperger’s syndrome. In dealing with it, you must do some research on all thoughts, ideas, and facts about it. It has been studied that asperger’s is a neuro-biological, neuro-pyschological social disorder. It was Hans Asperger that termed this condition. It characterized many Vienna boys’ features. Asperger also coined the word Autistic Psycopathy which afterward became Asperger’s Syndrome.

Here are the following fallacies corresponded by facts to make you aware of the truth behind asperger’s syndrome.


Fallacy: Poor parenting is the cause of asperger’s.

Fact: This is not true since it has been studied that genetic component is what caused asperger syndrome.

Fallacy: Most said that those with asperger’s lack the sense of imagination.

Fact: The truth behind this is that those with asperger’s syndrome characteristically have strong, one of a kind, and creative imagination. There are even well known known people with this disorder. The creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri and the creator of the famous The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Anderson are one those many people with asperger’s.

Fallacy: People with asperger’s syndrome have brilliant minds.

Fact: There are those with Asperger Syndrome that possesses brilliant minds but others are of average intelligence. However according to studies, there are many that are in the above average category of intelligence.

Fallacy: People with asperger’s syndrome cannot obtain passionate relationships.

Fact: People with Asperger have difficulty starting a passionate relationship and may find it hard to react and what to do in a relationship. It is a mere fact thought that AS people can get married, go to a date, have children just like those without asperger’s. Though, it is significant that their partner must understand the situation their partner with asperger’s is undergoing.

Fallacy: Asperger’s are only for children.

Fact: There are coping mechanism in adults that develop wherein they can blend in socially. However, this condition is lasting. There are number of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome that find it difficult obtaining a recognized diagnosis in the DSM until the year 1994.

Fallacy: Only male people undergo asperger’s syndrome.

Fact: Since female with AS can do better in blending in and with characteristics as girls that can be socially acceptable to many, they remained undiagnosed. But yes, there are many females with this condition.

Fallacy: Sadly, there is absence of empathy for others to those people with asperger’s.

Fact: Most of them have the capability to care to other people. On the other hand, there are those that are having trouble showing empathy.

Fallacy: Asperger’s syndrome is classified as a disease.

Fact: According to studies, asperger’s syndrome is simply a neurological disparity.

Fallacy: There are vaccines that causes asperger’s syndrome.

Fact: In relation to many studies, the hypothesis wherein there are vaccines that are the cause of asperger’s and even autism has been invalidated. Today, it has been deliberated that Asperger’s Syndrome is caused by genetics.

Fallacy: Those people with AS are one of the mentally retarded people.

Fact: One of the characteristics to be diagnosed with asperger’s has to obtain at least normal intelligence.

Fallacy: Everyone that has asperger’s syndrome wanted to be cured.

Fact: Number of AS people is adjacent to finding a cure. Most of them despite of the traits they are having, they accept it as an essential part of who they are.

Learning the truth about Asperger’s can help you a lot in many ways.

There are much hearsay about Asperger’s. In dealing with it, you must do some research on all thoughts, ideas, and facts about it. It has been studied that asperger’s is a severe neuro-biological, neuro-psychological social disorder. It was Hans Asperger that termed this disorder. It characterized many Vienna boys’ features. Asperger also coined the word autistic psychopathy which afterward became Asperger’s syndrome.

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