Talk:Asperger syndrome

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Watching brief[edit]

This seems to have been somewhat neglected, so a few more editors keeping an eye on it can only be a good thing. I've had a further run-through and weeded-out a little imperfect phraseology, but it's a complex subject with ample scope for confusion. In due course there may be an argument for folding this into Autism spectrum, but for the meantime it carries the title of a European individual who carried out his research in Europe and so should be written in European English (i.e. 'EngVar B'), and that's an end to it.Perry Pat Etic Poleaxe (talk) 14:09, 26 July 2020 (UTC) Blocked sockpuppet (talk) 04:41, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

The article was written in American English about a worldwide condition, and has used American English for over a decade. Please refrain from changing WP:ENGVAR without consensus, for the avoidance of unnecessary disruptive editing. There are more important issues to address in this dated article. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:38, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
I'm sure there are other more important issues than that one, and indeed they are what drew my attention. The mention of British English may be a red herring, though - the point is rather that the doctor the condition is named after was European, so there is a perfectly plausible reason to use European English, while a preference for transatlantic spelling and grammar looks harder to defend other than from a first-come-first-served principle. I'd tend to agree it's not a hill worth dying on, nevertheless. Perry Pat Etic Poleaxe (talk) 18:20, 30 July 2020 (UTC) Blocked sockpuppet (talk) 04:41, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
By the same logic, you would have us switch every Charcot-related article (French) to BrEng? Conditions that are internationally recognized do not have strong ties to one language, and we are better served to focus on the more serious issues in medical articles. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:42, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Actually, not 'British English' at all, Sandy - but I have already agreed that it's not the most important issue here :) Perry Pat Etic Poleaxe (talk) 13:59, 3 August 2020 (UTC) Blocked sockpuppet (talk) 04:41, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Why still have this article when Asperger's isn’t a thing anymore?[edit]

Is it for the people who were diagnosed and refused to let go of the label?

But what about the psychologists in developing countries who didn’t get the memo. I lived in Peru so I can talk from experience. Some of them really think that Asperger's is still a valid diagnosis.

At least there should be a proper indication that this is an outdated diagnosis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:37, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

It is no longer a DSM diagnosis, but it is still an ICD diagnosis, as stated in the article. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:51, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
And regardless of diagnostic terminology, it's still a real condition affecting many people and their families. -- Valjean (talk) 20:57, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Well, yes, but on Wikipedia we still put the content about the condition under the name of the condition. If ICD had dropped it, the content would have had to be merged to what it is now called. We have a unique situation here because ICD retained it. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:59, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Of course. Call it lazy or whatever, but in our family we still use the term because it's handy and doesn't require a lot of explanation. -- Valjean (talk) 21:03, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Clarification of Characteristics section[edit]

A.S. isn't something I have much knowledge about, so I'm not able to expand on the Characteristics section, but this line could use some clarification:

"Intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody, and physical clumsiness are typical of the condition, but are not required for diagnosis."

Although it's helpful that there are links to the Verbosity and Prosody pages, "one-sided verbosity" and "restricted prosody" don't have clear meanings. It would be helpful if someone articulated what was meant by the 'one-sided' and 'restricted' modifiers in these listed characteristics. I looked at the cited paper,[1] and I'm not sure exactly what is meant. NeuroPanda (talk) 20:23, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Photo labelled wrong[edit]

The boy isn't playing with "molecular" model - he is playing with geomag which is a kids magnetic construction kit, and nothing even slightly neuro-atypical about this. It would be like showing a kid playing with lego and saying "Ooh looks here's an AD kid playing with an architectural modelling kit". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:59, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

A somewhat negative article[edit]

While it is a "disorder," why does this page need to focus on the troubles of having aspurgers? Many times, these repetitive interests can become extremely good hobbies. Interests in things like music production, coding, and mechanics / design can even become professions for most people with AS. Is there another article with information like this? One with Aspurger's as a reason for success rather than something to be sad about? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Aspergers syndrome[edit]

Instead of calling them clumsy, it’s called proprioception. They have difficulty in the sensory sense understanding their body within space. (talk) 06:10, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

It's saying that clumsiness is sometimes shown by those with Asperger. That covers a wide variety of reasons, including poor proprioception. Thanks. ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 11:37, 26 March 2021 (UTC)