Okay, I am sorry, but I just need to give this information that would be profound in regard to the self esteem of those with Aspergers. In regard to you lumping together other disorders and writing what you did below, which is not Aspergers, but Personality disorder, I have written information that rules out personality or borderline disorders for those with Aspergers. As I said before those with Aspergers make for some of the most wonderful parents in the world. Who are you dealing with?!!! I had to correct most of your work, but it is below and looks better, and I made my comments afterwards
You said :
In this article, I am seeking to raise concerns that there are some adults with Aspergers Syndrome whose behaviors have the potential to be experienced by a child as abusive, although I must stress that these behaviors are unlikely to include sexual abuse, according to the range of examples known to the writer.
Family members describe the Asperger person as appearing to be completely self-centered and unable to acknowledge or display awareness of the individual thoughts, feelings, interests, preferences, abilities, stages and needs of individual family members, As a result, the children of the family can feel quite neglected, rejected, of no importance to
The Asperger parent, and quite cruelly treated, or that they can never achieve their admiration, attention or love.
All their efforts to reach out to the parent or perform well at school or at Home seem unnoticed and un-affirmed. If the Asperger parent is of a more aggressive, retaliatory or controlling nature, the child may experience regular criticism, correction, condescending comments in the form of mocking and put-downs, verbal abuse, rage and
sometimes physical abuse in the form of heavy-handed corporal punishment, lashing out and striking, or other more secretly inflicted pain such as twisting or squeezing certain limbs or muscles.
I say, and my children and family beg me to say:
What you are describing are people with personality disorders, and Aspergers does NOT have personality disorders:
Page 696 of the DSMIV
Under differential diagnosis-
There may be GREAT difficulty differentiating individuals with Schizoid personality Disorder from those with milder forms of Autistic Disorder and from those with Aspersers’ Disorder. I am about to come out with my book that will explain that the two most things one has to worry about with regard to Aspergers disorder is Schizophrenia; visual and auditory hallucinations have to be prominent, not mild. The schizophrenia can begin a trace path with mild to moderate and then severe depression. The severe depression as a result of social deficits can then turn into to mild, then moderate, or even severe depression and can onset schizophrenia, and the classification of paranoid schizophrenia, not hebraphrenic type (classified as charming).
The other worry for Aspergers is...suicide.
The deferment of a Schizoid or Schizotypal or personality disorder for Aspergers is NOT under Aspergers disorder in the DSM. It is mentioned under personality disorders so that if someone has Aspergers or high functioning Autism, AKA Autism spectrum scale, then they are free, or what psychologist say AXIS is deferred with regard to personality disorders. There is also NO such thing as bipolar and Aspergers. There is no such thing as anti social personality disorder and Aspergers. There is no such thing as coupling or dual diagnosis of Aspergers than what I mentioned previously. Please take note of this and peace in, peace out as they say in California.