Who is affected by Asperger's syndrome

As many as 3 out of every 10,000 people have Asperger's syndrome.1

Males are diagnosed with Asperger's at least 3 to 5 times as often as females.2, 3


  1. Fombonne E (2005). Epidemiology of autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 66(Suppl 10): 3–8.
  2. American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., text rev., pp. 80–84. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
  3. Popper CW, et al. (2003). Disorders usually diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. In RE Hales, SC Yudofsky, eds., Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 4th ed., pp. 833–974. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Last Updated: April 30, 2008

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Fred Volkmar, MD - Child Psychiatry

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