Asperger Syndrome (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
An individual should seek medical care to begin a comprehensive diagnostic assessment when problems with motor skills become apparent; or when problems with behaviors, social skills, and interaction begin in a preschool-aged or early school-aged child; or when the diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome is suspected in the course of a pediatric or other health care visit. Medical care is also indicated when psychopharmacologic treatment is considered for the management of problematic behaviors or symptoms associated with Asperger's syndrome.
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Asperger disorder is a form of pervasive developmental disorder characterized by persistent impairment in social interactions, repetitive behavior patterns, and restricted interests.