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Asperger's Disorder Overview

What is Asperger's disorder?
A child with Asperger's syndrome has varying difficulty with social interactions. They often have a narrow range of interests and display repetitive behaviors. However, unlike children with autism, children who have Asperger's syndrome have normal to above normal intelligence.

What are the symptoms of Asperger's disorder?
Children with Asperger's disorder have poor to average communication skills and often fail to develop normal peer relationships. Many show a lack of concern about personal hygiene and may be preoccupied with technical objects, such as computers. Other symptoms include anxiety, repetitive behaviors, and aggressive behavior.

How does the doctor treat Asperger's disorder?
General measures for Asperger's disorder include social support, education to improve communication skills, and medications to control anxiety and aggression.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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