A 48-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between high functional autism and aspergers?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
You say potato,: I say po-tah-toe... Seriously, the terms are interchangeable, except that asperger's diagnosis is no longer "in the book.".
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
Dr. Lisa Rankin answered
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Very Similar : The two entities are often used interchangeably but that is not always accurate. Some patients with high functioning autism actually have the diagnosis of pdd- nos ( pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified). Historically patients with asperger's have had communication and social skills deficits as their main areas of difficuties. This too is an oversimplification in many cases.
Answered on Jan 2, 2013
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