Asperger syndrome

  title={Asperger syndrome},
  author={M. R. Woodbury-Smith and Fred R Volkmar},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
Asperger syndrome (AS) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder of social interaction, communication, and a restricted range of behaviors or interests. Although not generally associated with intellectual disability, the severe social disability and, in many cases, associated mental health and other medical problems, result in disability throughout life. The diagnosis is often delayed, sometimes into adulthood, which is unfortunate because there are now a range of interventions available, and… 
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