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How is Asperger's syndrome defined?

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Asperger's syndrome technically is no longer a diagnosis on its own. It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder. This group of related mental health issues shares some symptoms. Even so, lots of people still use the term Asperger's.

From: Asperger's Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "New DSM-5 includes changes to autism criteria."

American Psychiatric Association: "Autism Spectrum Disorder," "Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder."

Asperger/Autism Network: "Asperger Syndrome Diagnosis in Children."

Autism Society: "Asperger's Syndrome."

Autism Speaks: "Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5," "Asperger Syndrome," "Interventions and Treatment Options," "Social Communication Disorder: Parents Seek Guidance."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet."

Nemours Foundation: "Asperger Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "New DSM-5 includes changes to autism criteria."

American Psychiatric Association: "Autism Spectrum Disorder," "Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder."

Asperger/Autism Network: "Asperger Syndrome Diagnosis in Children."

Autism Society: "Asperger's Syndrome."

Autism Speaks: "Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5," "Asperger Syndrome," "Interventions and Treatment Options," "Social Communication Disorder: Parents Seek Guidance."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet."

Nemours Foundation: "Asperger Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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