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Help please? what is the difference between aspergers and autism?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Autism spectrum: Autistic disorders, like many, if not most, other diseases and disorders, exist on a spectrum from milder to more severe. Asperger's disorder is a way of describing someone in the "higher functioning" or "milder" range of the spectrum. Although if you are someone or a loved one with the disorder, there is probably nothing that seems " mild" about it. Best wishes.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
AUTISM: Aspergers is no longer a diagnostic category - only Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what's the difference between autism and aspergers?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Autism spectrum: Autistic disorders, like many, if not most, other diseases and disorders, exist on a spectrum from milder to more severe. Asperger's disorder is a way of describing someone in the "higher functioning" or "milder" range of the spectrum. Although if you are someone or a loved one with the disorder, there is probably nothing that seems " mild" about it. Best wishes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between aspergers and autism?

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Dr. Alan Jacobs
Neurology 33 years experience
Degree: Under the umbrella condition termed pervasive developmental disorders, there is a spectrum of severity where the least severe condition has been referred to as asperger's syndrome and the most severe end of the spectrum is severe autism.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academically and have social problems because they do not read emotional cues well at all. Autism usually has more severe developmental and language delays with diarrhea, constipation, self stemming, and eating issues. This is a broad and general description.
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What is the difference between autism and aspergers?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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41 years experience
Autism spectrum: Please refer to the following review.En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/autism_spectrum the autism spectrum or autistic spectrum describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders in the fifth revision of the diagnostic ...

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