The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Subject Headings (LCSH)

Asperger's syndrome


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • AS (Psychiatry)
    • Asperger syndrome
    • Asperger's disorder
    • Autistic psychopathy
    • High-functioning autism
    • Psychopathy, Autistic
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Autism and Asperger syndrome, 1991(also Asperger's syndrome)
    • found: MESH browser, June 14, 2007(Asperger Syndrome. Entry terms: Asperger's Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome)
    • found: Dev. Med. Child Neurol., "Asperger's syndrome and autism: comparison of early history and outcome":Dec., 1989: 31(6) ("there were no substantive, qualitative differences between the AS and the autistic groups, indicating that AS should be considered a mild form of high-functioning autism")
    • found: Campbell psych. dict.:Asperger's syndrome, see Psychopathy, Autistic ("a type of character disorder characterized by lack of sensitivity, intuition, and human understanding. The autistic psychopath lives in the normal world but in a way that is uniquely his own; his speech, for example, is more a proclaiming than two-way conversation.")
    • found: DSM IV(Asperger's disorder)
    • found: WebMD, Dec. 3, 2008(three forms of autism spectrum disorder and two rare severe autistic-like conditions: Asperger's syndrome; pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS); autistic disorder; Rett syndrome; childhood disintegrative disorder; because Asperger's syndromeis mild compared to other autism spectrum disorders, some doctors call it "high-functioning autism")
    • found: National Institutes of Mental Health WWW site, Dec. 5, 2008(the pervasive developmental disorders, or autism spectrum disorders, range from a severe form, called autistic disorder, to a milder form, Asperger syndrome)
    • found: MESH browser, Dec. 3, 2008(Asperger Syndrome: UF: Asperger's Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome; a childhood disorder predominately affecting boys and similiar to autism)
    • notfound: Forfar paediatrics;Am. psych. gloss.;Kaplan psych.;UCLA hdbk. psych.;Gloss. ment. dis.;DSM-III-R;Dorland's med. dict.;Stedman's med. dict.
  • LC Classification

    • RC553.A88
  • Change Notes

    • 1991-03-19: new
    • 2012-03-30: revised
  • Alternate Formats

Suggest terminology


The LC Linked Data Service welcomes any suggestions you might have about terminology used for a given heading or concept.

Would you like to suggest a change to this heading?

Please provide your name, email, and your suggestion so that we can begin assessing any terminology changes.

Fields denoted with an asterisk (*) are required.