Psychological Medicine

Research Article

Asperger's syndrome: a clinical account

Lorna Winga1 c1

a1 MRC Social Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, London

SYNOPSIS

The clinical features, course, aetiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis and management of Asperger's syndrome are described. Classification is discussed and reasons are given for including the syndrome, together with early childhood autism, in a wider group of conditions which have, in common, impairment of development of social interaction, communication and imagination.

Correspondence:

c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Lorna Wing, MRC Social Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF.

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