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Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Dec;79(12):875-82. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.79a.11161.

Is an adult with Asperger syndrome sitting in your waiting room?

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  • 1Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA. francok@ccf.org


The prevalence of Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism, appears to be rapidly increasing. This developmental disorder affects children and adults and can present challenges to providing medical care. In this update on Asperger syndrome, we offer guidance on how to interact with adult patients with the disorder. We also address proposed diagnostic changes scheduled to take effect in 2013.

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