A 48-year-old member asked:
i need to know what is the difference between autism and aspergers?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Judah Lindenberg answered
20 years experience Neurology
Smart question: They are related to each other. One way of thinking of aspberger's syndrome is as a milder form of autism with a greater chance of being able to live independently.
Answered on May 14, 2015
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Because the same : core deficits - diminished or absent joint attention, facial recognition & Theory Of Mind - exist in all types of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, the diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome & PDD-NOS were subsumed into ASD in the DSM-V. The level of ASD is defined by the type & degree of supports needed for a person with ASD to function optimally, 1 being the lowest level of need & 3 being the highest.
Answered on Jun 3, 2014
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