n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Autism Safari

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786
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  • Source : South African Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 11, Issue 2, Sep 2005, p. 51
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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Extracted from text ... The definition of autism is based on the diagnostic criteria provided in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM - IV.) Autism is included under DSM-IV's pervasive developmental disorders. This is a category of disorders in which many basic areas of infant and child psychological development are affected at the same time, and to a severe degree. Autistic disorder has three major hallmarks: qualitative impairment in social interaction, qualitative impairment in communication, and restricted, repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behaviour, interests, and activities. Onset in delays is very early, prior to three ..

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