Brief report: Biological factors associated with asperger syndrome
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
These families have a developing boy with a severe handicap in social relationships and adapting to educational systems, despite intelligence measured in the average range. Most of their families, aided by strong commitment, perseverance, and the will and wit to help their child adapt, achieve remarkable results in bringing up these children. We have seen their parents criticized, their persecution at the hands of schoolchildren, the application of simple remedies by educators on small acquaintance, and their humiliations and rejections from the misunderstanding of their disability. Public knowledge of the syndrome with a realistic image will be highly beneficial to the children and their families.
- American Psychiatric Association. (1987).Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (3rd ed., rev.). Washington, DC: Author.
- Asperger, H. (1944). Die “autistischen Psychopathen” im kindesalter.Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, 177, 76–137.
- Asperger, H. (1968). Zur differential diagnose des kindlichen autismus.Acta Paedopsychiatrica, 35, 136–145.
- Gillberg, C., Steffenburg, S., & Jakobsson, G. (1987). Neurobiological findings in 20 relatively gifted children with Kanner-type autism or Asperger syndrome.Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 29, 641–649.
- Guillberg, C., & Wahlström, J. (1985). Chromosome abnormalities in infantile autism and other childhood psychoses: A population study of 77 cases.Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 27, 293–304.
- Johnson, M. V., Silverstein, F. S. (1985–86). New insights into mechanisms of neuronal damage in the developing brain.Pediatric Neuroscience, 12, 87–89.
- Kanner, L. (1943). Autistic disturbances of affective contact.Nervous Child, 2, 217–250.
- Ledenev, B. A. (1981). Clinical dynamics in sthenic variant of developing schizoid (autistic) psychopathology.Zh. Nevropatol. Psikhiatr. 81 (10), 1, 1531–1536.
- Mnukhin S. S., & Isaev, D. N. (1975). On the organic nature of some forms of schizoid or autistic psychopathy.Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia 5, 99–108.
- Rutter, M. (1978). Diagnosis and definition of childhood autism. InAutism: A Reappraisal of concepts and treatment. New York: Plenum Press.
- Tantam, D. (1988). Lifelong eccentricity and social isolation 11: Asperger's syndrome or schizoid personality disorder?British Journal of Psychiatry 153, 783–791.
- Van Krevelen, D. A. (1971). Early infantile autism and autistic psychopathy.Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia 1, 82–86.
- Wegner, J. T., Catalano, F., Gibralter, J., & Kane, J. (1985). Schizophrenics with tardive dykinesia.Archives of General Psychiatry, 42, 860–865.
- Wing, L. (1981). Asperger's syndrome: A clinical account.Psychological Medicine, 11, 115–129.
- World Health Organization. (1987). International classification of disease (10th ed.). Draft version. Geneva: Author.
- Brief report: Biological factors associated with asperger syndrome
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume 21, Issue 3 , pp 341-348
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
- Additional Links
- Industry Sectors
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Gosford and District Hospital, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
- 3. University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
- 4. Developmental Disabilities Unit, Department of Health, Hunter Region, New South Wales, Australia