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The Nurse Practitioner

July 2008, Volume 33 Number 7 , p 14 - 21

Author

  • Kristi Weber APRN, FNP-C, MSN

Abstract

Weber, Kristi APRN, FNP-C, MSN

Issue: Volume 33(7), July 2008, p 14–21 Publication Type: [Feature: PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS] Publisher: © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Kristi Weber is Director of Healthcare and Admissions at Epworth Village, York, Neb. AUTHOR DISCLOSURE The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity. Figure. No caption available.

Asperger's syndrome is a neurobiological disorder identified as a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) within the autistic spectrum. It was first identified in 1944 by Hans Asperger, a Viennese child psychiatrist, in a published report describing a group of male children who exhibited what he termed autistic psychopathy. 1 The children demonstrated problems in social integration ...

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