Asperger's syndrome: implications for nursing practice.

  title={Asperger's syndrome: implications for nursing practice.},
  author={Margaret Cole Marshall},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={23 6},
The most common disorders within the category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) are the Autistic Disorders. In the 1994 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV, Asperger's Disorder became a distinct diagnosis within the Autistic category, as part of the disorders first diagnosed in childhood and adolescence. The terms Asperger's Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome are used interchangeably. Attention to and knowledge of Asperger's Syndrome (AS) are necessary to differentiate it from closely… CONTINUE READING
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