European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 61-65

First online:

Did Ludwig Wittgenstein have Asperger's syndrome?

  • M. FitzgeraldAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland

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It has been suggested that Ludwig Wittgenstein had Asperger's syndrome. This paper reviews the evidence and concludes that he had the major features of Asperger's syndrome.

Key words Ludwig Wittgenstein – Asperger's syndrome