By Jeffrey L. Rausch, Maria E. Johnson, Manuel F. Casanova
Not less than seven million youngsters and children are troubled with developmental, behavioral, or psychological problems. Asperger's illness, which could persist from formative years into grownup hood, reveals teenagers facing psychiatric problems resembling melancholy, realization deficit illness, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive ailment. This reference examines the etiology, prognosis and remedy of Asperger's illness from analysis in early life during the transition to maturity.
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Single words used by age 2 yr, communicative phrases used by age 3 yr). E. There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self-help skills, adaptive behavior (other than social interaction), and curiosity about the environment in childhood. F. Criteria are not met for another specific pervasive developmental disorder or schizophrenia. Source: From Ref. 44. Diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder 23 disorder (21). However, a subsequent study of 74 clinical case records of children with “autistic psychopathy” diagnosed by Asperger and his team at the Viennese Children’s Clinic and Asperger’s private practice revealed that 68% of the sample did meet ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases) criteria for Asperger’s syndrome, although they construed that 25% fulfilled diagnostic criteria for autism (22).
These make for distinct diagnostic challenges for making the Diagnosis of Asperger’s Disorder 27 Asperger’s diagnosis, especially in adults. Because of this, Asperger’s individuals often receive one or more misdiagnoses before a proper diagnosis of Asperger’s disorder is made (5,7). Diagnostic distinctions between Asperger’s disorder, autistic disorder, schizophrenia, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorder can be complicated by a number of the factors discussed further below.
We see here something that we have come across in almost all autistic individuals, a special interest which enables them to achieve quite extraordinary levels of performance in a certain area. This, then, throws some light on the question of their intelligence. However, even now the answer remains problematic since the findings can be contradictory and different testers can come to different intelligence estimates. 13 Now, a word about the boy’s relations to people. At first glance, it seemed as if these did not exist or existed only in a negative sense, in mischief and aggression.
Asperger's Disorder (Medical Psychiatry) by Jeffrey L. Rausch, Maria E. Johnson, Manuel F. Casanova