Three Diagnostic Approaches to Asperger Syndrome: Implications for Research

  title={Three Diagnostic Approaches to Asperger Syndrome: Implications for Research},
  author={Ami Klin and David L. Pauls and Robert T. Schultz and Fred R Volkmar},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • A. Klin, D. Pauls, F. Volkmar
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Objective: To examine the implications for research of the use of three alternative definitions for Asperger syndrome (AS). Differences across the three nosologic systems were examined in terms of diagnostic assignment, IQ profiles, comorbid symptoms, and familial aggregation of social and other psychiatric symptoms. Method: Standard data on diagnosis, intellectual functioning, comorbidity patterns, and family history were obtained on 65 individuals screened for a very high probability of… 
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