Qualitative or quantitative differences between Asperger's disorder and autism? Historical considerations.

  title={Qualitative or quantitative differences between Asperger's disorder and autism? Historical considerations.},
  author={James Ladell Sanders},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  volume={39 11},
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… CONTINUE READING

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