Year: 2000 Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v.30, no.4, (August 2000), p.279-293 SIEC No: 20040034

This paper reports psychoscial functioning in 20 male adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS), defined according to current ICD-10 criteria, & a comparison group of 20 male adolescents with severe conduct disorder. In assessment, the AS group showed severe functioning & psychiatrict mobidity. High levels of anxiety & obsessional disorders were found in As; depression, suicidal ideation, tempers, & defiance were found in both groups. Results are compared with those from other studies, & implications are discussed. (28 refs)