Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Asperger 's Syndrome Essay

1185 Words Jul 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is in its infancy stage and has yet to be clearly defined and/or diagnosed. Texts and discussions began about AS in the1940s, however, recognition of the syndrome wasn’t solidified for over fifty years. Since the mid-1990s there has been a significant increase in diagnoses of AS. As of 2008 there have been debates whether AS has truly seen a spike in occurrences, or if there exist a problem with misdiagnosis of the disorder. The issue that arises from diagnosis is the fact that AS shares many symptoms of other disorders such as psychiatric, behavioral or emotional problems and it doesn’t really fit in well with other forms of Autism. Due to the fact that AS has recently began to be identified as a diagnosis, an accurate count of the number of people affected by AS is still hard to come by. Some surveys suggest that between .2% and .71% of the general population is affected by some form of AS, with a male to female ratio of 4:1.
Keywords: Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
Autism: Asperger’s Syndrome
Asperger 's disorder, which is also called Asperger 's syndrome (AS) or autistic psychopathy, belongs to a group of childhood disorders known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) or autistic spectrum disorders. The essential features of Asperger 's disorder are severe social interaction impairment and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior and activities. It is similar to autism, but children with Asperger 's do not have the same difficulties in…

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