The challenges of having Asperger’s are well known. Pervasive difficulty in communicating and interacting with others, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests, generally cause considerable hardship in everyday living for most people with Asperger’s. What is not as … [Read more...]
Articles About Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, both of which are categorized as Autism Spectrum Disorders, are compared and contrasted in these articles.
“A spectrum disorder is a mental disorder that includes a range of linked conditions, sometimes also extending to include singular symptoms and traits. The different elements of a spectrum either have a similar appearance or are thought to be caused by the same underlying mechanism. In either case, … [Read more...]
The current consensus is that Asperger’s syndrome and autism are one and the same, the difference between the two being a matter of degree. Asperger’s syndrome is another name for less severe autism. This was not always the case. Until 2013, Asperger’s syndrome was thought to be a form of autism … [Read more...]
In 1999, a study was published in the Lancet suggesting that autism is related to the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Media reporting on this led to widespread public concern and a decrease in the use of the MMR vaccines. It turns out the link between the MMR vaccine and Autism Spectrum … [Read more...]
A recent change in the classification of mental disorders has led to some confusion about the term autism and what is represents. Prior to 2014, autism was considered a distinct mental condition, separate from several other similar conditions, like Asperger’s Syndrome. That is no longer the case. … [Read more...]