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History makers had autism

posted 8 Sep 2013, 07:52 by Valerie Carlin   [ updated 8 Sep 2013, 07:52 by Jan Szafranski ]

Well-known historical figures including Socrates, Charles Darwin and Andy Warhol almost certainly suffered from an extreme form of autism, a leading specialist claimed today.

It has already been suggested that Newton and Einstein displayed symptoms of Asperger's syndrome - a severe strain of the condition which usually affects men.

But Michael Fitzgerald, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin suggested the number of high profile individuals with Asperger's is much higher than previously thought.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-205506/History-makers-autism.html#ixzz2eJTD7pZA