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asperger's syndrome information and features

         

Definition Overlap Procedure Tests Reasons Reactions Spectrum Disclosure

Asperger's syndrome is diagnosed using lists of diagnostic criteria. These are being reviewed and changed as more about Asperger's syndrome is understood, and there are various different sets of criteria available, the most commonly used of which can be viewed under Definition.

You can find out how to go about getting a diagnosis under Procedure.

Many other conditions share some symptoms with Asperger's Syndrome, but the causes are different. This sometimes leads to misdiagnosis. You can read about some of these conditions under Overlap.

There is no pass or fail test for Asperger's Syndrome, but there tests that can give you an indication of whether or not you have any Asperger'ss traits. You will find these under Tests.

Some people are not sure whether they should get diagnosed or not. Arguments for and against are outlined under Reasons.

Finding out you have Asperger's Syndrome can have a massive impact on your life, and yet very little support is provided post diagnosis. Some of the reactions and consequences of getting diagnosed are looked at under Reactions.

An explanation of what autism is and how Asperger's Syndrome is related to it can be found under Spectrum.

Finally, you can get advice about telling other people under Disclosure.

 

 

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