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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-13

Asperger's syndrome

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. NIMHANS, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
J Vijay Sagar
Associate Professor, Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry NIMHANS, Bangalore -560029
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Asperger's syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour and interests. In contrast to other autism spectrum disorders, there is relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not a essential diagnostic criteria, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.

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