Aspergers is a developmental disorder that affects social skills, communication, and behavior. People with Aspergers often have difficulty understanding social cues and may not pick up on the nonverbal communication that others use. They may also have trouble making eye contact or keeping a conversation going. They can also make it difficult to understand jokes or sarcasm.
People with Aspergers often have very intense interests in specific topics and may become extremely knowledgeable about those topics. They may also struggle with change, preferring to stick to routines and schedules. People with Aspergers may also be more sensitive to certain sensory inputs, such as loud noises or bright lights.
ADHD can also cause difficulties with social skills and conversations. People with ADHD may also have trouble paying attention or focusing on tasks, making it difficult to carry on a conversation. They may also be more impulsive and act without thinking, leading to social gaffes or problems.
While Aspergers and ADHD can both cause challenges, some many strengths and abilities come with these conditions. People with Aspergers and ADHD can lead happy and successful lives with the right support. If you think you or someone you know may have either of these conditions, talk to a doctor or mental health professional for a diagnosis.