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Who Is Affected by Asperger's Syndrome


Who Is Affected by Asperger's Syndrome

Estimates vary, but one study found that up to 3 out of 10,000 people have Asperger's syndrome.1

Males are diagnosed with Asperger's more often than females.2

References

Citations

  1. Fombonne E (2005). Epidemiology of autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 66(Suppl 10): 3–8.

  2. Volkmar FR, et al. (2008). Asperger's syndrome of Pervasive developmental disorders. In RE Hales et al., eds., The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th ed., pp. 882–884. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerFred Volkmar, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Last RevisedApril 12, 2010

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