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Duodecim. 2011;127(15):1571-7.

[Asperger's syndrome in females].

[Article in Finnish]

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petra.waris@eteva.fi

Abstract

Literature on Asperger's syndrome (AS) has mainly described symptoms that are manifested in boys. Only recently, attention has been paid on the features in AS girls that differ from the typical clinical picture and may complicate the detection of the syndrome. Because AS girls may react passively in general or compensate or hide their difficulties by other abilities, the need for support is not necessarily brought up. In that case this developmental disorder easily remains unrecognized. Recognition of the syndrome at an early stage makes early supportive actions possible.

PMID:
21995127
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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