Asperger Syndrome

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Asperger Syndrome

Asperger syndrome is a developmental disorder and falls within the autism spectrum disorders. However, unlike children with autism, children with Asperger syndrome retain their early language skills. Signs and symptoms of Asperger syndrome may include obsessive interest in a particular topic or object, formal or advanced speech patterns, repetitive routines, peculiarities in speech and language, socially and emotionally inappropriate behavior, difficulty interacting with peers, difficulties with non-verbal communication, and often a history of delays in motor skills such as pedaling a bike, catching a ball, or climbing.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Asperger Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

AHA Association [Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association] serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who work with them, providing crucial resources and support as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential.

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2013

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Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation supports autism research by providing funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Iowa Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

To provide needed support to families who have children with emotional, mental, social and/or mental difficulties. This mission will be accomplished by empowering families through information dissemination, referral services, mentoring, advocacy, training, and legislative collaboration

Last Updated: 12 May 2010

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2013

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Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

AHA Association [Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association] serves individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, and the professionals who work with them, providing crucial resources and support as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential.

http://www.ahany.org

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2013

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Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation supports autism research by providing funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism.

http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Iowa Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

To provide needed support to families who have children with emotional, mental, social and/or mental difficulties. This mission will be accomplished by empowering families through information dissemination, referral services, mentoring, advocacy, training, and legislative collaboration

http://www.iffcmh.org

Last Updated: 12 May 2010

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI, NAMI State Organizations and hundreds of local NAMI Affiliates advocate for access to services, treatment, supports and research and are committed to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

http://www.nami.org

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Asperger Syndrome" returned 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Clinical features and comorbidities of Asperger syndrome in children].
 

Author(s): Xiao-Yan Fu, Xiao-Tian Xie, Zhu Mei, Wen-Hong Cheng

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2013 Sep;15(9):733-6.

 

To investigate and summarize the clinical features and comorbidities of Asperger syndrome (AS) in children and to provide a theoretical basis for improving the understanding and diagnosis of AS.

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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Motor imagery in Asperger syndrome: testing action simulation by the hand laterality task.
 

Author(s): Massimiliano Conson, Elisabetta Mazzarella, Alessandro Frolli, Dalila Esposito, Nicoletta Marino, Luigi Trojano, Angelo Massagli, Giovanna Gison, Nellantonio Aprea, Dario Grossi

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Asperger syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental condition within the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) characterized by specific difficulties in social interaction, communication and behavioural control. In recent years, it has been suggested that ASD is related to a dysfunction of action ...

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2013

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Asperger Syndrome: a frequent comorbidity in first diagnosed adult ADHD patients?
 

Author(s): Mandy Roy, Martin D Ohlmeier, Lasse Osterhagen, Vanessa Prox-Vagedes, Wolfgang Dillo

Journal: Psychiatr Danub. 2013 Jun;25(2):133-41.

 

Because adult ADHD is often accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities, the diagnostic process should include a thorough investigation for comorbid disorders. Asperger-Syndrome is rarely reported in adult ADHD and commonly little attention is paid to this possible comorbidity.

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Asperger Syndrome" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The investigation and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome in adults.
 

Author(s): Fritz-Georg Lehnhardt, Astrid Gawronski, Kathleen Pfeiffer, Hanna Kockler, Leonhard Schilbach, Kai Vogeley

Journal: Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2013 Nov;110(45):755-63.

 

As a result of the increased public interest in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), certain core manifestations of ASD--impaired social interaction and communication, bizarre interests--are now commonly recognized as being typical of autism, not only in children, but in adults as well. ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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Is an adult with Asperger syndrome sitting in your waiting room?
 

Author(s): Brigid Prayson, Kathleen Franco

Journal: Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Dec;79(12):875-82.

 

The prevalence of Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism, appears to be rapidly increasing. This developmental disorder affects children and adults and can present challenges to providing medical care. In this update on Asperger syndrome, we offer guidance on how to interact with ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2012

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[Autism and Asperger syndrome: an overview].
 

Author(s): Ami Klin

Journal: Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2006 May;28 Suppl 1():S3-11.

 

Autism and Asperger syndrome are diagnostic entities in a family of neurodevelopmental disorders disrupting fundamental processes of socialization, communication and learning, collectively known as pervasive developmental disorders. This group of conditions is among the most common ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2006

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Evaluation of the French Version of Screening Questionnaires for Autism and Asperger Syndrome: AQ, EQ and SQ
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Asperger Syndrome; Autism

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2007

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Cognitive Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autistic Disorder; Asperger Syndrome; Mental Retardation; Child; Adult

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2014

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Exposure-Focused Family-Based CBT for Youth With ASD and Comorbid Anxiety
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism; Asperger's Syndrome; Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Social Phobia; Separation Anxiety Disorder; Obsessive-compulsive Disorder; Specific Phobia

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2014

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