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Vol 4, No 1 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-02-20
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Asperger syndrome - case report

Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten, Maria Swinarska-Naumiuk, Anna Burkiewicz, Piotr Pankiewicz
Psychiatria 2007;4(1):33-38.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2007)
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Published online: 2007-02-20

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 29-year-old female patient who was treated in 2006 at the psychiatric day-care department admitted with the diagnosis of inborn encephalopathy and childhood schizophrenia. The aim of this paper is to look over the patient’s history which lead to the alternation of the initial diagnosis to Asperger syndrome. Asperger syndrome which is an uncommon diagnosis in adulthood is considered by the authors as notable and worth remembering. The manifestation of this disorder alters across life, nevertheless, at all stages of individual ’s development the problems with communication, socialization and imagination are observed leading to isolation and loneliness. The described case exhibited those characteristic features from childhood and those traits cannot be considered as deterioration due to psychosis.

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 29-year-old female patient who was treated in 2006 at the psychiatric day-care department admitted with the diagnosis of inborn encephalopathy and childhood schizophrenia. The aim of this paper is to look over the patient’s history which lead to the alternation of the initial diagnosis to Asperger syndrome. Asperger syndrome which is an uncommon diagnosis in adulthood is considered by the authors as notable and worth remembering. The manifestation of this disorder alters across life, nevertheless, at all stages of individual ’s development the problems with communication, socialization and imagination are observed leading to isolation and loneliness. The described case exhibited those characteristic features from childhood and those traits cannot be considered as deterioration due to psychosis.
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Keywords

Asperger syndrome; pervasive developmental disorders; childhood schizophrenia; autism

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Title

Asperger syndrome - case report

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2007)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

33-38

Published online

2007-02-20

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2007;4(1):33-38.

Keywords

Asperger syndrome
pervasive developmental disorders
childhood schizophrenia
autism

Authors

Katarzyna Jakuszkowiak-Wojten
Maria Swinarska-Naumiuk
Anna Burkiewicz
Piotr Pankiewicz

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