Definition

The ICD-10 criteria for Asperger's syndrome are given in Table 4. As presently defined the social deficit is the same as that in autism. In contrast to autism, however, early language, cognitive, and other skills are normal early in life. By definition, the case does not meet the criteria for childhood autism. Miller and Ozonoff (73> note that several aspects of the current definition can be problematic; Asperger consistently felt that the syndrome he described differed from Kanner's autism. (74> Thus the current definition almost certainly will be refined (or discarded) in future editions of ICD and DSM.

Table 4 ICD-10 criteria for Asperger's syndrome (F84.4)

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