May 29, · Aspergers in Adults Asperger’s syndrome was one of several subtypes of autism that a mental health professional could use to diagnose an individual. The subtypes used to be separate diagnoses until the update to the DSM-5 diagnostic manual. Now, the subtypes are folded into one diagnosis known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). May 05, · Asperger’s in adults typically causes issues with communication, emotion regulation and interpretation, social interactions, and behavior. People who have Asperger’s may also experience other Author: Jayne Leonard.