Qualitative or Quantitative Differences Between Asperger’s Disorder and Autism? Historical Considerations

@article{Sanders2009QualitativeOQ,
  title={Qualitative or Quantitative Differences Between Asperger’s Disorder and Autism? Historical Considerations},
  author={James L. Sanders},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1560-1567}
}
  • James L. Sanders
  • Published 23 June 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
The histories of autism and Asperger’s Disorder (AD), based on original contributions by Kanner and Asperger, are reviewed in relation to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria. Their original articles appear to have influenced the distinction between AD and autism made in the DSM-IV. Based on up-to-date empirical research, however, it appears that AD and autism are not qualitatively distinct disorders, but are different quantitative manifestations of the same disorder. The differences between AD and… 

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