Asperger's syndrome

To be or not to be?

J. Kerbeshian, L. Burd, Wayne W Fisher

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Abstract

It has been questioned whether Asperger's syndrome (AS) is in fact a specific (high-functioning) subgroup of autism, rather than a distinct entity. Thirteen AS patients were compared with 13 autistic patients and 13 developmentally disordered controls. While there was symptom overlap between AS and autism, patients could be separated into one or other group. However, current criteria are based on symptoms, and it is argued that studies of genetics and treatment response are needed to elucidate the relationship between these developmental disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-725
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume156
Issue numberMAY.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Asperger's syndrome : To be or not to be? / Kerbeshian, J.; Burd, L.; Fisher, Wayne W.

In: British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 156, No. MAY., 01.01.1990, p. 721-725.

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Kerbeshian, J, Burd, L & Fisher, WW 1990, 'Asperger's syndrome: To be or not to be?', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 156, no. MAY., pp. 721-725.
Kerbeshian J, Burd L, Fisher WW. Asperger's syndrome: To be or not to be? British Journal of Psychiatry. 1990 Jan 1;156(MAY.):721-725.
Kerbeshian, J. ; Burd, L. ; Fisher, Wayne W. / Asperger's syndrome : To be or not to be?. In: British Journal of Psychiatry. 1990 ; Vol. 156, No. MAY. pp. 721-725.
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