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Asperger's Syndrome

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Susan Kinzer, M.P.H.

First Published: August 2004
Last Revised: August 2004
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is Asperger's syndrome?

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are the signs and symptoms?

The signs and symptoms of AS are similar to those of other behavioral problems. It is very important that a doctor sees your child if you think he has AS.

How is it diagnosed?

Is it contagious?

How is it treated?

How long does it last?

Can it be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

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