Asperger's Syndrome (Asperger Syndrome, Asperger Disorder) Glossary of Terms

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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.

ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

American Psychiatric Association: A medical specialty society with over 35,000 US and inte...

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Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as pa...

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Anxiety disorder: A chronic condition characterized by an excessive and persistent sense o...

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Asperger syndrome: An autistic disorder most notable for the often great discrepancy betw...

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Asperger's syndrome: See Asperger syndrome.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A disorder in which a person is unable to contro...

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Autism: A spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in social inter...

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Cognitive: Having to do with thought, judgment, or knowledge.

Cure: 1. To heal, to make well, to restore to good health. 2. A time withou...

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Depression: An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way...

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Developmental disorder: One of several disorders that interrupt normal development in chi...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, the officia...

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Genetic: Having to do with genes and genetic
information.

Hyperactivity: A higher than normal level of activity. An organ can be described as hyper...

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Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease or trait, appears in a pa...

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Learning disability: A childhood disorder characterized by difficulty with certain skill...

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Memory: 1. The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. ...

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Motor: Something that produces or refers to motion. For example, a motor neuron is a nerve...

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Neurological: Having to do with the nerves or the nervous system as, for example, a neurol...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pediatric: Pertaining to children.

Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Psychiatric: Pertaining to or within the purview of psychiatry, the medical specialty conc...

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Psychotherapy: The treatment of a behavior disorders, mental illness, or any other conditi...

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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Sensory: Relating to sensation, to the perception of a stimulus, to the voyage made by inc...

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Stress: In a medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional fact...

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Syndrome: A combination of symptoms and signs that together represent a disease process.

Taste: A perception that results from stimulation of a gustatory nerve. Taste belongs to t...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Vaccines: Microbial preparations of killed or modified microorganisms that can stimulate a...

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