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Autism spectrum disorder - Asperger syndrome

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Asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness.

Asperger syndrome is a part of the larger developmental disorder category of autism spectrum disorder.

References

American Psychiatric Association. Autism spectrum disorder. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing: 2013;50-59.

Raviola GJ, Trieu ML, DeMaso DR, Salter HJ. Autism spectrum disorder. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW, Schor NF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 30.

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