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Aspergers Disorder is often not diagnosis at first because it ismistaken for autism A child with Asperger syndrome may experienceproblems making friends because they just socially can not fit In mostcase they have do speak clearly or can not carry on conversation becausethey only focus on the subject at hand and so they do not move on to thenext subject They also have some motor development issues that wouldinclude coordination speech delay their voicestays in a monotone notchanging during an entire conversation A experimental study was done inwhich the subjects were diagnosis according to DSM-IV-TR review matchedsymptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorderThe study was done to observe the characteristic ofobsessive-compulsive disorder to Aspersers syndrome to show thesimilarities because of repetitive patterns and behaviors Aspergerschildren and adolescents are not below average but many intelligencelevels are above The study included 60 individuals age ranges 8-15with variables of OCD AS in a controlled group The study did notshow any particular group withwithout more hoarding behaviors Theauthor suggested that in the next study the neurobiological basisof thesymptoms should be investigated In my opinion the author did notaccomplish the goal of clearly distinguishing between OCD and AS CitedRuta L Mugno D DArrigo V Vitiello B Mazzone L 2010Obsessive-compulsive traits in children and adolescents with Aspergersyndrome European Child Adolescent Psychiatry 19 17-24doi101007s00787-009-0035-6
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