Depression and anxiety frequently exist with Asperger profiles. At times, it can be difficult to tell how children or teens are feeling because their body language and facial expressions may not seem to coincide with their mood. It is not uncommon for a parent to mention that the teen or child looks sad and for that young person to express some surprise at the parent’s comments. Additionally, anxiety can present in children in unexpected ways; for example, an anxious child may appear defiant or inattentive. It is important to know the cause of a particular behavior to be able to address it effectively. AANE can also guide parents in choosing mental health providers who can work with young people with Asperger profiles. Call or email us for referrals to mental health providers who can help your child and family.
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