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A GP's Guide to Adults with Asperger Syndrome

By National Autistic Society (NAS)

Summary

This short online guide for general practitioners describes how Asperger Syndrome (AS) might present itself in adults, and it lists some of the reasons why it may be important for people with AS to receive a diagnosis.

Note that the separate category of AS was removed from the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013, so the label of AS now only applies to people diagnosed before 2013. The DSM-5 currently lists a single category of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Founded in 1962, the National Autistic Society (NAS) “provide[s] information, support and pioneering services, and campaign[s] for a better world for autistic people.” [Website]

For full text or more information

Visit www.autism.org.uk/~/media/nas/documents/working-with/health/gps-guide-to-adults-with-asperger-syndrome.ashx

Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

National Autistic Society (NAS)
United Kingdom

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