infantile autism


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autism

 [aw´tizm]
autistic disorder. adj., adj autis´tic.
infantile autism autistic disorder.
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in·fan·tile au·tism

a severe emotional disturbance of childhood characterized by qualitative impairment in reciprocal social interaction and in communication, language, and social development.
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in·fan·tile au·tism

(in'făn-tīl aw'tizm)
A severe emotional disturbance of childhood characterized by qualitative impairment in reciprocal social interaction and in communication, language, and social development.
Synonym(s): Kanner syndrome.
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Kanner,

Leo, Austrian psychiatrist in U.S., 1894-1991.
Kanner syndrome - a severe emotional disturbance of childhood. Synonym(s): infantile autism
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Patient discussion about infantile autism

Q. What is childhood autism exactly?

A. i'm sorry to say but probably not..it's a pretty severe diagnosis. but i'm no expert on the subject and not a prophet. about what it means later in life- this should be fronted to a professional.
god bless.

Q. what is the definition of Autism? how would i know if one is autistic and the other one is not , or has only minor disorder ?

A. Autism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all starting before a child is three years old. This set of signs distinguishes autism from milder autism spectrum disorders (ASD) such as pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Diagnosis should be made if suspected, by a specialits in child psychiatry or child developement.

Q. What is the definition of Autism?

A. Autism is defined by symptoms from each of the following three categories: qualitative impairment in social interaction, impairment in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior or interests.

By definition, the onset of autistic disorder is before the age of 3 years, although in some cases, it is not recognized until a child is much older.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html

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Etiology of infantile autism: A review of recent advances in genetic and neurobiological research.
Outcome and prognostic factors in infantile autism and similar conditions.
Neurobiological insights into infantile autism. The Harvard Brain.
Why this damage to basal ganglia cells manifests sometimes as anorexia and other times as OCD, Tourette's, or infantile autism is not known, she said.
The contribution of medial temporal lobe structures in infantile autism: A neurobehavioral study in primates.
"Food allergy and infantile autism." Panminerva Medica, 1995; 37(3): 137-141.
Cognitive Disorders of Infantile Autism: A Study Employing the WISC, Spatial Relationship Conceptualization, and Gesture Imitations.

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