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General Anxiety Disorder Assessment

General Anxiety Disorder Assessment

This short assessment will quickly evaluate whether you have general anxiety disorder and how severe it is. This assessment is based on the GAD-7 test that is used by clinicians to diagnose general anxiety disorder. This assessment only takes a couple minutes and can be taken repeatedly over time to assess improvement or worsening of symptoms in response to treatment. To make a diagnosis of general anxiety disorder, physical and medical causes (e.g. EKG for arrhythmias, TSH for thyroid disease)…

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Depression Severity Questionnaire

Depression Severity Questionnaire

This brief questionnaire will quickly assess whether or not you have depression and how severe it is. It is based on the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and it uses the DSM-IV depression diagnostic criteria to determine the results. This assessment only takes a couple minutes and can be taken repeatedly over time to assess improvement or worsening of symptoms in response to treatment. To make a diagnosis of depression, physical causes, normal bereavement, and a history of manic/hypomanic episodes must…

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Asperian Test for Women

Asperian Test for Women

The majority of those diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are male. The reason is not necessarily that it occurs more in males, it is that it is harder to diagnose in females. The combination of developing coping skills and generally having less severe symptoms than males, means that many girls and women struggle with the disorder without ever being diagnosed or receiving help. Samantha Craft, an Asperian (someone with Asperger’s Syndrome) woman and mother of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, has…

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Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test (CAST)

Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test (CAST)

The Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test or Childhood Autism Spectrum Test, commonly known as CAST, is a test developed by the Autism Research Center (ARC) to aid in diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome. It is useful for parents to answer to determine the likelihood of their child having Asperger’s Syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Source: The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test)

Adult Autism and Empathy Assessment

Adult Autism and Empathy Assessment

The Adult Autism and Empathy Assessment is based on The Autism-Spectrum Quotient and The Empathy Quotient created by Baron-Cohen and Wheelwright. The assessments were created to evaluate Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism in adults of normal intelligence. With 110 questions, this test can take 15 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much time you need for each question. In this test, consider each statement and how much it applies to you, then select if you agree or disagree…

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Adult Asperger’s Assessment

Adult Asperger’s Assessment

The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA) was created by Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, Robinson, and Woodbury-Smith. This online version of the test is based on their work. It is not intended to be an official diagnostic tool, it is only for personal use to aid in self discovery and assessment of the likelihood of having Aspergers. The results of this assessment are not guaranteed in any way.┬áIf you want an official diagnosis, you must see a specialist or your primary care physician. Source:…

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What is Asperger’s Syndrome

What is Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome was first perceived by Dr Hans Asperger, a Viennese pediatrician, in 1944. He noted similar personality and conduct traits in children that were alluded to his clinical practice. It is not a mental illness but instead a personality disorder, and in this manner, Dr. Asperger initially named the condition as Autistische Psychopaths in Kindersalter or autistic personality disorder. The most noted traits of the children he worked with included: impaired social abilities trouble in verbal and non-verbal correspondence…

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Dealing with Asperger Syndrome

Dealing with Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome is a relatively mild form of autism that effects people in different ways than regular autism. Because it usually does not affect language, many people with Asperger Syndrome go undiagnosed. This is the one form of autism that is usually not caught at an early age and is instead a disorder that is often diagnosed later in life. Asperger Syndrome, however, can be a very difficult condition to have, so as soon as you suspect yourself or your…

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