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Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's syndrome is a disorder that makes it hard to understand how to behave in social situations. People with Asperger's may not recognize verbal and nonverbal cues or understand normal social rules, such as taking turns talking or recognizing personal space.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Fred Volkmar, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Last Revised October 9, 2012

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Last Updated: October 09, 2012
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