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Further references to Asperger syndrome

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Diseases Database

Source: Office of Rare Diseases

Asperger syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Asperger syndrome, or a subtype of Asperger syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Source: Orphanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Asperger syndrome as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Source: Other References

Bishop, D.
Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder: Where Are the Boundaries? British Journal of Disorders of Communication, 24; 107-121 (1989)

Gillberg, C.
Asperger Syndrome in 23 Swedish Children Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 31; 520-531 (1989)

Gillberg, C.
Outcome in Autism and Autistic-like Conditions Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 30:3; 375-382 (May 1991)

Szatmari, P.
Asperger's Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14:1; 81-93 (1991)

Kerbeshian, J, et al.
Asperger's Syndrome: To Be or Not To Be? British Journal of Psychiatry, 156; 721-725 (1990) (Source: excerpt from NINDS Asperger Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)


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