Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome

  title={Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome},
  author={Michael Fitzgerald and Aiden Corvin},
  journal={Advances in Psychiatric Treatment},
Asperger syndrome is an uncommon condition, but probably more common than classic autism (the only published population study estimated prevalence at 36 per 10 000 children for Asperger syndrome and 5 per 10 000 for autism ([Ehlers & Gillberg, 1993][1])). Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of this 

Differential diagnosis between schizophrenia and autism in adulthood: A case report

A psychiatric and psychological assessment conducted from a developmental perspective led to a diagnosis of PDD not otherwise specified, with revision of the initial diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Asperger Syndrome in Children

  • J. Schnur
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2005
Asperger syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder or an autism spectrum disorder that is thought to have an incidence higher than that of autism, and with early diagnosis, timely intervention is possible, which is proven to show improvement in outcomes.

Asperger's Syndrome: A timely update

In this review, a systematic search of Asperger's syndrome including its symptoms, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment was carried out focusing on literatures published in scientific databases to reveal therapeutic and gaps requiring future research opportunities.

Autism spectrum disorder in adults: clinical features and the role of the psychiatrist

The core clinical features of ASD are summarized; appropriate diagnostic practice is discussed; the principles of management are reviewed; and key educational, social care and voluntary services for adults with ASD in the UK are identified.

Can Asperger syndrome be distinguished from autism? An anatomic likelihood meta-analysis of MRI studies.

This is the first meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging studies of people with autism to compare absence with presence of language delay and it capitalizes on the voxel-based morphometry (VBM) approach to systematically explore the whole brain for anatomic correlates of delay and no delay in language acquisition in people with autistic spectrum disorders.

A Scale to Assist the Diagnosis of Autism and Asperger’s Disorder in Adults (RAADS): A Pilot Study

The RAADS can be administered and scored in less than an hour and may be useful as a clinical scale to assist identification of autism and Asperger’s Disorder in adults.

Review of Five Instruments for the Assessment of Asperger's Disorder in Adults

Five instruments created specifically for identifying Asperger's Disorder in adults are described and critically review, finding that the normative information provided is limited and evidence of the reliability and validity for each instrument is relatively poor.



Asperger's syndrome: a clinical account.

  • L. Wing
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Psychological medicine
  • 1981
SYNOPSIS The clinical features, course, aetiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis and management of Asperger's syndrome are described. Classification is discussed and reasons are given for

Autism and Asperger syndrome: coexistence with other clinical disorders

An analysis of the extent to which autism and Asperger syndrome coexist with other disorders is provided to provide a clinically useful analysis.

Assessment Instruments for Asperger Syndrome

The major problem limiting the development of effective diagnostic or screening instruments is the confusion inherent in ICD-10 and DSM-1V systems in differentiating autism from Asperger syndrome.

Differential Diagnosis of Asperger Disorder

Asperger syndrome (AS) refers to a constellation of behaviors characterized by unusual social interactions, difficulties in both verbal and nonverbal communication, and an intense interest in very

The epidemiology of Asperger syndrome. A total population study.

  • S. EhlersC. Gillberg
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • 1993
A total population study of Asperger syndrome using a two-stage procedure and findings obtained using Szatmari et al.'s and ICD-10 draft criteria for the disorder are described.

A Screening Questionnaire for Asperger Syndrome and Other High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders in School Age Children

Findings indicate that the ASSQ is a useful brief screening device for the identification of autism spectrum disorders in clinical settings.

The Screening and Diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Specific detailed recommendations for each level have been established in this document, which are intended to improve the rate of early suspicion and diagnosis of, and therefore early intervention for, autism.

High-Functioning People with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

The number of papers on Asperger syndrome (AS) and high-functioning autism (HFA) is growing at a fast pace. At least 140 articles have appeared in the English language over the last 14 years. More

Schizoid Personality in Childhood

A group of patients, not uncommonly seen in child psychiatric practice, who were diagnosed as having a schizoid personality disorder appear to be quite similar to the patients Asperger described, but do not entirely fulfill current diagnostic criteria for Aspergers syndrome.

Autism and Asperger syndrome: Clinical and neurobiological aspects of Asperger syndrome in six family studies

Since the seminal paper by Wing (1981), interest and work in the field have so grown that one senses the presence of a true diagnostic entity – at least from the clinical point of view – which for many years has haunted child and adult psychiatrists alike.