- (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self
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This from Baron-Cohen (1989): `Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder which begins in the first 36 months of life . Symptoms include deficits in the pragmatic [Psycholinguistics Glossary] aspects of language , an absence of symbolic play , and the presence of ritualistic behaviour . Autistic children also suffer a severe impairment in
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Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that emerges in early childhood. It affects the way a person communicates and limits his/her ability to relate to others in a meaningful way, develop friendships, show signs of affection, appreciate cuddles or understand other people`s feelings. Because the severity and variation of symptoms, the disorder
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A form of ASD, characterized by impairments in social interactions, social communication and imagination. People with autism usually have other conditions including learning disabilities.
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a mental disorder characterised by an inability to relate to other people and extreme withdrawal
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A lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Children and adults with autism are unable to relate to others in a meaningful way. Their ability to develop friendships is impaired, as is their capacity to understand other people's feelings. All people with autism have impairments in
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A condition in which a person tends to be abnormally self-centred.
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Our Autism Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Autism Autism: A spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, and unusual and repetitive behavior. Some, but not all, people with autism are non-verbal. Autism is normally diagnosed before age six and
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Mental introversion in which the attention or interest is fastened upon the patients own ego. A self centreed state from which reality tends to be excluded. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
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(aw´tiz-әm) autistic disorder. adj., autis´tic., adj. infantile autism autistic disorder.
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a developmental disorder that affects physical, social, and language skills. The syndrome usually appears before three years of age, although the ... [5 related articles]
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autism 1. Mental introversion in which the attention or interest is fastened on the patient's own ego; a self-centered mental state from which reality tends to be excluded. 2. A mental disorder characterized by severely abnormal developments of social interaction and verbal and nonverbal communication skills. 3. A tendency to view life in terms o
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Type: Term Pronunciation: aw′tizm Definitions: 1. A mental disorder characterized by severely abnormal development of social interaction and of verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Affected people may adhere to inflexible, nonfunctional rituals or routines. They may become upset with even trivial changes in their environment. They often
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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by three distinctive behaviors. Autistic children have difficulties with social interaction, display problems with ...
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A mental illness that affects a person`s ability to communicate and form relationships with other people. Characteristic symptoms include extreme withdrawal, repetitive activities, impaired social interaction, communication difficulties and extreme reactions to change. The disorder usually is seen before age three. Synonym(s): Kanner Syndrome
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autism (ô'tizum) , developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. Males are affected four times as often as females. Chi...
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Autism is a serious, supposed mental disorder seen in children characterised by a lack of empathy and understanding for the environment outside of the self. Autism was first proposed by Kanner in 1943, previous to then the symptoms associated with the condition were diagnosed as a form of schizophrenia or of social behavioural difficulties. Frequen
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One of a spectrum of disorders defined by problems with communication, imagination, and social interaction. The symptoms may be present from birth or may develop in early childhood, around the third year. In rare cases, autistic individuals may show extraordinary talents in some areas, for example music, arithmetics, or drawing, but most will have
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a state that affects a child`s communication often linked to toxicity in the colon, mercury & vaccinations.
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Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. In the great majority of cases, autistic disorders are present from birth or become apparent within the first three years of life. People with typical autism have no interest in social interaction, little or no language, and ten
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Autism, subtitled The International Journal of Research and Practice, is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal that covers research on autism and autism-related disorders. The editor-in-chief is Dermot m. Bowler (City University). The journal was established in 1997 and is published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the Nation
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