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Asperger's syndrome: a clinical account

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2009

Lorna Wing*
MRC Social Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, London
1Address for correspondence: Dr Lorna Wing, MRC Social Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF.


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.

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