[Autism and Asperger syndrome: an overview].

  title={[Autism and Asperger syndrome: an overview].},
  author={Ami Klin},
  journal={Revista brasileira de psiquiatria},
  volume={28 Suppl 1},
  • A. Klin
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Revista brasileira de psiquiatria
Autism and Asperger syndrome are diagnostic entities in a family of neurodevelopmental disorders disrupting fundamental processes of socialization, communication and learning, collectively known as pervasive developmental disorders. This group of conditions is among the most common developmental disorders, affecting 1 in every 200 or so individuals. They are also the most strongly genetically related among developmental disorders, with recurrence risks within sibships of the order of 2 to 15… 
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