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Mental Health and Asperger's Syndrome

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Han Asperger first identified Asperger’s syndrome in 1944. This disorder is often referred to as a high functioning form of autism. Although some sources say as many as 10 in 300 children have some level of autism, the controversy surrounding identification and diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome remains a challenge. Asperger’s syndrome came into common usage in 1981 and was recognized among clinical practitioners with the reclassification of Asperger’s as part of the autism spectrum syndromes in the DSM IV in 1994. With the DSM-5 revision of 2013, Asperger’s was no longer a distinct disorder, but rather part of the autism spectrum.
Teens with Asperger’s syndrome may be at risk for alcohol and drug abuse. They may try to self-medicate their symptoms or use drugs or alcohol as a way to fit in better socially with their peers.
Han Asperger first identified Asperger’s syndrome in 1944. This disorder is often referred to as a high functioning form of autism. Although some sources say as many as 10 in 300 children have some level of autism, the controversy surrounding identification and diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome remains a challenge. Asperger’s syndrome came into common usage in 1981 and was recognized among clinical practitioners with the reclassification of Asperger’s as part of the autism spectrum syndromes in the DSM IV in 1994. With the DSM-5 revision of 2013, Asperger’s was no longer a distinct disorder, but rather part of the autism spectrum.Teens with Asperger’s syndrome may be at risk for alcohol and drug abuse. They may try to self-medicate their symptoms or use drugs or alcohol as a way to fit in better socially with their peers.