Core symptoms, related disorders, and course of autism

Eric Hollander, Caralynn V. Nowinski

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Autism, originally described by Kanner in 1943, is among the most severe of all neurodevelopmental disorders. It is a pervasive disorder associated with substantial deficits in reciprocal social interaction and communication, and the presence of repetitive and stereotyped behaviors and unusual interests (1). These classic features of autism typically appear in infancy, and the syndrome, by definition, is always present by the age of 3 years. Its manifestations and course often change throughout development, yet autism remains a chronic, lifelong, and disabling condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutism Spectrum Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780824755164
ISBN (Print)9780824707156
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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