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    Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger's syndrome is a disorder that makes it hard to understand how to behave in social situations. People with Asperger's may not recognize verbal and nonverbal cues or understand normal social rules, such as taking turns talking or recognizing personal space. Both Asperger's syndrome and autism belong to the group of disorders called autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Fred Volkmar, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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