Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Asperger syndrome is a high functioning form of autism which may lead to social, emotional and communication problems. The disorder was initially described by Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger in 1941 and in 1994 it was included in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)” as an official diagnosis. However, scientists still argue whether Asperger syndrome and Higher Functioning Autism should be defined as two separate disorders. Learn more about Asperger syndrome, its potential causes and treatment in this book.