- a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
Also As·per·ger's syn·drome [as-per-gerz] /ˈæs pər gərz/.
Origin of Asperger syndrome
named after Hans Asperger, 1906–80, Austrian pediatrician, who described it in 1944
Also called As·per·ger's, Asperger's disorder.
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Examples from the Web for asperger
In short, whatever it may be that causes one to commit a violent act, it is not Asperger's, or any other form of autism.Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage
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December 30, 2012
I was never diagnosed with disorders like Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome.I Was Adam Lanza, Part 2
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Asperger published in German in Austria during World War II.Asperger’s, Overdiagnosed, Ill Defined, May Not Be a Syndrome Much Longer
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I think I probably never had a clue about how people date, because I have Asperger Syndrome.The Joys of Adult Sexting
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Even as society becomes more sensitive to Asperger's syndrome, the diagnosis is being removed from the new version of the DSM.Don't Remove Asperger's From the DSM
May 21, 2011