Asperger syndrome: to be or not to be?

  title={Asperger syndrome: to be or not to be?},
  author={Bellelizabeth Foster and Bryan H. King},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pediatrics},
Purpose of review Asperger syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interactions, such as nonverbal behaviors, failure to develop peer relationships, and lack of social reciprocity with restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of interest or behavior. The diagnosis of Asperger syndrome is increasingly common, and it is timely to review its phenomenology and treatment. Recent findings As there is a growing public awareness and acceptance of… 

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