People with Asperger syndrome have difficulties with social interactions, social communications and imagination Ė sometimes known as the triad of impairments. They also demonstrate a narrow, repetitive range of activities.
However each person with Asperger syndrome is a unique individual, with his or her own strengths and weaknesses.
There is no cure for Asperger syndrome but there are some treatments and therapies (interventions) which can help solve some of the problems faced by people with Asperger syndrome and their families.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders due for publication in May 2013 will eliminate Asperger syndrome as a formal diagnosis by dissolving it and other subtypes of autism into one diagnosis called autism spectrum disorder. According to the American Psychiatric Association, this represents an effort to more accurately diagnose all individuals showing the signs of autism.
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