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  • agate
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    This is just to add to what funnylegs has said. Isn't Asperger's syndrome one of the autism spectrum disorders? It's "mild autism" in the sense that intellectual functioning usually isn't impaired according to this article in Wikipedia though it sounds as if the definitions are fairly vague and overlapping:

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  • funnylegs4
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    Originally posted by SweetChoco View Post
    I'm curious. What is the difference between "Aspergers" and "Autism"? I thought they are the same.
    Technically the 2 are the same thing. "Aspergers" basically means "Mild autism" in a sense. Some autistics prefer the term "Aspergers" instead because it's specific.

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  • SweetChoco
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    I'm curious. What is the difference between "Aspergers" and "Autism"? I thought they are the same.

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  • funnylegs4
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    Many people with autism identify themselves as "Aspergers" still. My friend does.

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  • Prot
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    I was dxed with Asperger's in May last year .

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  • andnowthis
    started a topic The term Aspergers Syndrome is no longer used.

    The term Aspergers Syndrome is no longer used.

    I'm a patient at one of the top hospitals in the world, and the head of psychiatry told me that psychiatrists no longer
    use the term Aspergers Syndrome. :)

    He said that instead, people are just considered to be on the Autism Spectrum.
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