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Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills.
Oxytocin may offer hope for male sexual dysfunction

Oxytocin may offer hope for male sexual dysfunction

Gene mutations, age of parents and autism

Gene mutations, age of parents and autism

Preterm or post-term babies with autism more likely to self-injure

Preterm or post-term babies with autism more likely to self-injure

Some autistic children may “bloom” socially with early and the right therapy

Some autistic children may “bloom” socially with early and the right therapy

Children with ASD more frequently to be bullied

Children with ASD more frequently to be bullied

Parental exposure to solvents may increase risk of ASD in children

Parental exposure to solvents may increase risk of ASD in children

Almost 70% of young adults with Asperger syndrome have suffered from depression

Almost 70% of young adults with Asperger syndrome have suffered from depression

Study focuses on genetic markers in the diagnosis of autism

Study focuses on genetic markers in the diagnosis of autism

Children of immigrant parents more likely to develop autism with intellectual disability

Children of immigrant parents more likely to develop autism with intellectual disability

Viewpoints: Contraceptive controversy; Revising mental health definitions

Viewpoints: Contraceptive controversy; Revising mental health definitions

Clinical diagnoses of autism may vary widely across centers

Clinical diagnoses of autism may vary widely across centers

Common link between Type 2 diabetes and autism

Common link between Type 2 diabetes and autism

HH&S, CDC announce eight finalists for 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards

HH&S, CDC announce eight finalists for 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards

Researchers identify biomarker for familial risk of autism

Researchers identify biomarker for familial risk of autism

Asperger syndrome characteristics evident during child's first two years

Asperger syndrome characteristics evident during child's first two years

Scientists to discuss latest autism research findings at IMFAR meeting

Scientists to discuss latest autism research findings at IMFAR meeting

New study finds transmen have high autistic symptoms

New study finds transmen have high autistic symptoms

Researchers present evidence from first ever general population survey of autism in adulthood

Researchers present evidence from first ever general population survey of autism in adulthood

Human placenta plays an active role in serotonin synthesis

Human placenta plays an active role in serotonin synthesis

Children with ASDs benefit from certain medical and behavioral treatments

Children with ASDs benefit from certain medical and behavioral treatments