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What is the difference between mildautism and severe Asperger syndrome?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nothing
Diagnosis for both overlaps.

In brief: Nothing
Diagnosis for both overlaps.
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Dr. Joan Kinlan
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No good measures
We do not have good measures of severity for autism or asperger's disorder. "mild" austism usually refers to cognitiviely normal individuals with social problems some oddities in speech, and unusual or odd behaviors.
Asperger's disorder has minor to no speech problems but impaired social social skills and odd behaviors. The two could look quite similar, and both can cause severe impairment.

In brief: No good measures
We do not have good measures of severity for autism or asperger's disorder. "mild" austism usually refers to cognitiviely normal individuals with social problems some oddities in speech, and unusual or odd behaviors.
Asperger's disorder has minor to no speech problems but impaired social social skills and odd behaviors. The two could look quite similar, and both can cause severe impairment.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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