Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome

@article{Fitzgerald2001DiagnosisAD,
  title={Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome},
  author={Michael Fitzgerald and Aiden Corvin},
  journal={Advances in Psychiatric Treatment},
  year={2001},
  volume={7},
  pages={310-318}
}
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 
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