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Experts: No Link Between Asperger’s Syndrome and Violence

Experts say the gunman in the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting, Adam Lanza, suffered from Asperger’s syndrome.

The CDC says that Asperger’s syndrome is on the Autism spectrum of diseases and can cause behavioral, communication, and social challenges in the people who have it.

However, researchers have found no connection between the disease and violence.

But experts tell KTLA that people with condition are often obsessive, have a difficult time with empathy and are more prone to suffer from mental illness.  And that, expert conclude, may fit the profile of Adam Lanza.

KTLA 5′s Carolyn Costello reports.

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