Asperger Syndrome

Common Name(s)

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.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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: 6 Apr 2015

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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: 6 Apr 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Asperger Syndrome" returned 76 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Occupational Transition Process to Upper Secondary School, Further Education and/or Work in Sweden: As Described by Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
 

Author(s): Vedrana Bolic Baric, Helena Hemmingsson, Kristina Hellberg, Anette Kjellberg

Journal: J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Mar;47(3):667-679.

 

The aim was to describe the occupational transition process to upper secondary school, further education and/or work, and to discover what support influences the process from the perspectives of young adults with Asperger syndrome or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016

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Do Adults with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome Differ in Empathy and Emotion Recognition?
 

Author(s): Charlotte B Montgomery, Carrie Allison, Meng-Chuan Lai, Sarah Cassidy, Peter E Langdon, Simon Baron-Cohen

Journal: J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 06;46(6):1931-40.

 

The present study examined whether adults with high functioning autism (HFA) showed greater difficulties in (1) their self-reported ability to empathise with others and/or (2) their ability to read mental states in others' eyes than adults with Asperger syndrome (AS). The Empathy ...

Last Updated: 9 May 2016

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A Pooled Genome-Wide Association Study of Asperger Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Varun Warrier, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Laura Murphy, Allen Chan, Ian Craig, Uma Mallya, Silvia LakatoŇ°ov√°, Karola Rehnstrom, Leena Peltonen, Sally Wheelwright, Carrie Allison, Simon E Fisher, Simon Baron-Cohen

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Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, alongside the presence of unusually repetitive, restricted interests and stereotyped behaviour. Individuals with AS have no delay in cognitive and language ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Asperger Syndrome" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impaired social cognition processes in Asperger syndrome and anorexia nervosa. In search for endophenotypes of social cognition.
 

Author(s): Beata Joanna Kasperek-Zimowska, Janusz Grzegorz Zimowski, Katarzyna Biernacka, Katarzyna Kucharska-Pietura, Filip Rybakowski

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. 2016 ;50(3):533-42.

 

A growing number of publications indicates presence of significant deficits in social cognition in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). These deficits appear to be comparable in qualitative and quantitative dimension with impairment of the same functions among people with Asperger ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2016

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[Autism spectrum syndrome replaces Asperger syndrome and autism].
 

Author(s): Susanne Bejerot, Viviann Nordin

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Autism spectrum disorder describes a behaviourally defined impairment in social interaction and communication, along with the presence of restricted interests and repetitive behaviours. Although the etiology is mostly unknown, it is evident that biological factors affect the brain ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2014

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Psychopathological Differences Between Asperger Syndrome and Schizotypal Disorder in an Adult Sample
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Asperger Syndrome; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Schizotypal Personality Disorder

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016

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Confirmatory Efficacy Trial of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autistic Disorder; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger Syndrome; Pervasive Developmental Disorder

 

Last Updated: 30 May 2017

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Understanding the Effects of Intervention on the Brain in Autism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger Disorder; PDD-NOS; Autism

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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