Transcultural Issues in Asperger's Disorder: A Comparison of 2 Cases

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Sir: Much controversy exists regarding the definition of Asperger’s syndrome or disorder, both in clinical practice and in research studies. Furthermore, there is not yet agreement that Asperger’s disorder is indeed a mental disorder requiring longterm support from mental health services. However, it is becoming an increasingly prevalent concept that is applied loosely to a variety of a mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to personality disorders.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(5):394-396 [letter]