ADHD And Aspergers: What’s The Difference?

It’s essential to know the difference between Aspergers and ADHD. After learning about both conditions, it became clear that there are many differences between them. In this article, we will explore three ways in which Asperger’s is different from ADHD:

How each is acquired

People can be born with Asperger Syndrome or develop it later on in their childhood by a lack of social interaction. Asperger Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects how a person perceives the world and interacts with others. ADHD, on the other hand, is not caused by a neurological disease but by environmental factors such as exposure to lead or cigarette smoke in the womb.

What traits do they have in common

Both Aspergers and ADHD can cause people to be impulsive and hyperactive. They can also both lead to difficulties with focus, organization, and time management. In addition, people with either condition may experience sensory overloads due to their hypersensitive senses.

How each impacts our daily lives

For me, Aspergers has always been more debilitating than ADHD because of its effects on social interactions. I often feel like I’m on the outside looking in, and I have a lot of trouble reading social cues. As a result, I’ve always been shy and withdrawn. ADHD has never had as significant an impact on my life socially, but it’s caused me many problems at school and work.

How they are treated

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for Aspergers and ADHD; what works for one person may not work for another. However, many people with either condition find that medication helps them manage their symptoms. Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be beneficial.

To conclude, Aspergers and ADHD both impact sufferers’ lives, but Aspergers are more likely to cause problems socially than ADHD. As such, people with Asperger’s may require additional treatment to better manage their condition.