Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The GP Show

Join GP and Medical Educator Dr Sam Manger MBBS BSc FRACGP FASLM covering a variety of topics with case studies, guideline reviews, guest interviews and more for medical doctors and allied health including general practitioners, family physicians, specialists, allied health, nurses, registrars/residents, medical students and anybody interested in health, science and medicine.

The Information on this Site is designed for informational purposes only and does not replace the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician and is not intended as medical advice. The Information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you saw or read on The GP Show Podcast and related pages.

 Information provided on this website and the use by you of any products or services referenced on this website does not create a doctor-patient relationship between you and Drs Sam and Anita Manger.

Always practice within your level of professional capabilities and scope of practice. This podcast does not give you the right to practice beyond your training.


Available on itunes and all podcast apps

Apr 24, 2018

Professor Tony Atwood is considered a world expert on Asperger's Syndrome.  He is a clinical psychologist with honours, masters and a PhD from University College London.  He is also Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and author of many excellent books on this topic. 

We discuss:

- Features of Asperger's Syndrome

- How to work with carers, friends and family members

- Management principles 

- Lifestyle factors 

- Further Resources


ICD-10 Asperger's Syndrome:

A disorder of uncertain nosological validity, characterized by:

the same type of qualitative abnormalities of reciprocal social interaction that typify autism,

together with a restricted, stereotyped, repetitive repertoire of interests and activities.

It differs from autism primarily in the fact that there is no general delay or retardation in language or in cognitive development.

This disorder is often associated with marked clumsiness.

There is a strong tendency for the abnormalities to persist into adolescence and adult life.

Psychotic episodes occasionally occur in early adult life.