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

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Mar 2, 2014

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