High functioning autism

What is High functioning autism?

High-functioning autism (HFA) is a term applied to people with autism who are deemed to be cognitively "higher functioning" (with an IQ of greater than 70) than other people with autism. Individuals with HFA or Asperger syndrome exhibit deficits in areas of communication, emotion recognition and expression, and social interaction. HFA is not a recognized diagnosis in the DSM-IV-TR or the ICD-10.

The amount of overlap between HFA and Asperger syndrome was disputed; however, Asperger syndrome has now been eliminated as a diagnosis from the DSM and replaced a new diagnosis of autism with various degrees of severity.

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If an infant does not cry the first 4 days of life could he have aspbergers

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It is a possibility

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Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic. The first breath of the child corresponds to the first cry...

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My name is Dr. XXXX and I am a Family Doctor and proud mother of a 5 yr old sweet boy!
He was joining a day care for 2 yrs. and now he...

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Answer MCHAT, confirm with CARS

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I have very carefully gone...

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I have a question about a probable diagnosis my friends and family tell me and what to give you the symptoms and see what you think

OK all I know...

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Hi please send proper attached report.

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I understand your concern.

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