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How common is Asperger's syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Asperger's syndrome is a condition that was first described in the 1940s. Now that healthcare providers recognize the condition as one of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), they estimate that ASDs occur in one in every 59 children. This particular syndrome also shows a prevalence in males. Boys are four times as likely as girls to be affected with Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders.

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