Asperger's syndrome

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A condition, often considered to be a mild form of autism, characterized by social aloofness, lack of interest in other people, stilted and pedantic styles of speech, and an excessive preoccupation with a very specialized interest (such as timetables). Intelligence can be normal or enhanced, but is more commonly in the lower average range. H. Asperger (1906–80), Austrian paediatrician

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