Asperger's syndrome

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As·per·ger syndrome

 (ăs′pər-gər) or As·per·ger's syndrome (-gərz)
A form of autism spectrum disorder that is less severe than other forms, characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication and by repetitive behavior or restricted interests. No longer in clinical usage.

[After Hans Asperger (1906-1980), Austrian pediatrician.]
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Asperger's syndrome

(Pathology) a form of autism in which the person affected has limited but obsessive interests, and has difficulty relating to other people
[C20: after Hans Asperger (20th century), Austrian physician who first described it]
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Noun1.Asperger's syndrome - a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
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Fitzgerald (child and adolescent psychology, Trinity College, Dublin), who has diagnosed hundreds of cases of Asperger's Syndrome (AS), closely assesses the personal habits and characteristics of 21 of the Western world's most famous creative minds, finding all somewhere in the range of high-functioning autism to full AS.
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Attwood is the author of "Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide For Parents and Professionals," which has sold more than 300,000 copies.