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How do adhd, autism & asperger's syndrome differ?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Asperger Syndrome is

no longer a valid diagnosis, as the core symptoms are those of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Kids with ADHD-Combined Type, have hyperactivity/impulsivity that can impact their peer interaction & prosocial problem-solving skills & kids with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type can seem "spacey", but they don't have the social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments that cause atypical behaviors in ASD

In brief: Asperger Syndrome is

no longer a valid diagnosis, as the core symptoms are those of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Kids with ADHD-Combined Type, have hyperactivity/impulsivity that can impact their peer interaction & prosocial problem-solving skills & kids with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type can seem "spacey", but they don't have the social, communicative & sensorimotor impairments that cause atypical behaviors in ASD
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Dov Finman
Autism and Aspergers overlap. ADHD is in a different ballpark.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Aspergers is a mild

Form of autism.
Autism is a disoder in a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. Adhd is not part of the autistic spectrum disorders, although someone on the spectrum could also have adhd. Adhd attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a physiological tendency to be easily distracted, have difficulty concentrating or sitting still.

In brief: Aspergers is a mild

Form of autism.
Autism is a disoder in a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. Adhd is not part of the autistic spectrum disorders, although someone on the spectrum could also have adhd. Adhd attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a physiological tendency to be easily distracted, have difficulty concentrating or sitting still.
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