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whats the difference between aspergers and autism?

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Dr. Alan Jacobs
31 years experience Neurology
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.
Answered on Aug 30, 2012
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Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
Intellectual fuction: Aspergers and autism are both on different spectrums of a disorder. The main difference between them is that aspergers is associated with problemsmainly in social interractions but with normal iq.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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