Asperger Profiles: Mental Health

By AANE Staff

Many children and adults with Asperger profiles experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms. An Asperger profile is a neurological difference, meaning that it influences the way that one perceives and processes information and experiences. Sometimes this can cause emotional and mental distress or sometimes a person with an Asperger profile may be experiencing distress that is caused more directly by external circumstances and trauma. In any case, it is important that the adult, their family, and professionals understand both their mental health symptoms and their Asperger profile – including how they influence one another.