Medical Dictionary: Classic autism


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Classic autism: Another name for Autism.
Classic autism (condition): Childhood mental condition with social and communication difficulties.

Classic autism: 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. 1

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1. excerpt from Autism Fact Sheet: NINDS

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