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Is Asperger's syndrome serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The severity of Asperger's syndrome depends upon the effect it has on a child. Asperger's syndrome affects children in different ways. Some affected children may have higher IQs than average, while children with lower IQs may have difficulty living independently as adults. As adults, those with a higher IQ can work and live independent lives. Despite the IQ levels of affected children, most benefit from special needs programs in school.

*Asperger syndrome, or Asperger's, is a term that is no longer used as a formal diagnosis. In current diagnostic criteria, the syndrome is included under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

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