Medical Dictionary: Autistic disorder
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Autistic disorder: Another name for Autism.
Autistic disorder (condition): Childhood mental condition with social and communication difficulties.
Autism is not a disease, but a developmental disorder of brain
function. People with classical autism show three types of symptoms:
impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal
communication, and unusual or severely limited activities and interests.
Symptoms of autism usually appear during the first three years of
childhood and continue throughout life.
More information on medical condition: Autism:
- Introduction: Autism
- Basic Summary for Autism
- Types of Autism
- Causes of Autism
- Risk Factors for Autism
- Symptoms of Autism
- Complications of Autism
- Diagnostic Tests for Autism
- Misdiagnosis of Autism
- Treatments for Autism
1. excerpt from Autism Fact Sheet: NINDS
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