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- What is the prognosis for Asperger's syndrome?
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What is the prognosis for Asperger's syndrome?
An estimation of the prognosis of Asperger's syndrome is difficult, if not impossible, since affected individuals have variable degrees of impairment, and the provision of treatment can dramatically improve the long-term outlook for people with Asperger's syndrome. In general, when social, behavioral, and educational support is provided as needed, people with Asperger's syndrome can be expected to lead happy and productive lives.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
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