Journal of Psychopharmacology, Vol. 10, Issue. This book is highly commended to a variety of readers, including medical and behavioural scientists, parents, friends and even sufferers from Asperger syndrome. It is clear, succinct and so far unique in its presentation of important findings relating to this impairment.
It is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of autism. It was named in honor of Hans Asperger (1906–80), who was an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatrician. An English psychiatrist, Lorna. An English psychiatrist, Lorna Wing, popularized the term "Asperger's syndrome" in a 1981 publication; the first book in English on Asperger syndrome was written by Uta Frith in 1991 and the condition was subsequently recognized in formal diagnostic manuals later in the 1990s.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome book. Most notable is Dr. Lorna Wing, who developed and advocated for the term autism spectrum, especially notable here in that Kanner’s and Asperger’s descriptions of the same condition vary so considerably, this book describing the higher-functioning form of autism that bears Asperger’s name.
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating. People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger syndrome, you have it for life – it is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel that Asperger syndrome is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. Some people with Asperger syndrome also have mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels and types of support.
The story of autism contains many puzzles, but none more tantalizing than the problem of the eccentric individual who appears to be both intellectually gifted and mentally handicapped and who finds it difficult to deal with everyday social interaction and communication. Such individuals are increasingly recognized as suffering from Asperger Syndrome. The argument presented in this book is that they suffer from a form of autism, but that they can compensate for this handicap to a remarkable degree
Uta Frith provides the English translation of Asperger's paper, and shows how much adaptation, learning and personal development is possible if there is a sensitive understanding of the precise problems involved.
It examines humor expression and understanding in autism and Asperger syndrome in the context of the main psychological theories (Theory of Mind, Executive Functions, Weak Central Coherence and Laterization models) and associated neural substrates.