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Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians

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Despite the dramatic proliferation of research, clinical perspectives, and first-person accounts of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the last 15 years, much of this information has focused on the application of the diagnosis to children, even though AS displays persistence over time in individuals. This book is one of the only guides to Asperger Syndrome as it manifests itself in ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 23rd 2012 by W. W. Norton Company (first published January 26th 2009)
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Jenny
Jan 14, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-mind, autism
I enjoyed reading about clinicians' perspectives on AS. This book is up-to-date, focuses on adults (a relatively rare find in the AS literature), and cites dozens of peer-reviewed research studies. My eyes glazed over the technical vocabulary in some sections, such as the authors' discussion of psychopharmacotherapy, but for the most part, readability was not a problem.

I got the feeling from this book that many researchers view AS as a disability rather than a difference, and that it should be
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Aspen
Jan 07, 2013 Aspen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked reading this. This book is meant for clinicians, so it was a bit technical at times. However, it had useful information for anyone wanting to learn more on the subject, and good insights for those contemplating a diagnosis. This book does, however, assume a much lower level of functioning than I think many with with AS actually have.
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