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A comparative study of circadian rhythm functioning and sleep in people with Asperger's syndrome.

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A comparative study of circadian rhythm functioning and sleep in people with Asperger's syndrome. / Hare, Dougal Julian; Jones, Steven H.; Evershed, Kate.

In: Autism, Vol. 10, No. 6, 11.2006, p. 565-575.

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Hare, Dougal Julian ; Jones, Steven H. ; Evershed, Kate. / A comparative study of circadian rhythm functioning and sleep in people with Asperger's syndrome. In: Autism. 2006 ; Vol. 10, No. 6. pp. 565-575.

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