A family history study of Asperger syndrome.

  title={A family history study of Asperger syndrome.},
  author={Mohammad Ghaziuddin},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={35 2},
Asperger syndrome (AS) is a childhood-onset disorder often described as a mild variant of autism. Although classified as a distinct disorder in the DSM-IV, its overlap with autism continues to be a matter of ongoing debate. While the family genetic origins of autism are well established, few studies have investigated this topic in AS using current operational criteria. In this report, we examined the family psychiatric history of 58 subjects with AS diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria (48… CONTINUE READING