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What's a autism spectrum disorder?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Autism Spectrum DO

It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome.
It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays.

In brief: Autism Spectrum DO

It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome.
It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays.
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: DSM-V Term

The term has been around and used to cover a range of disorders classified separately under dsm-iv but the new system for psychiatric classification in the U.
S. Will be out in may 2013 - for more see: http://cpancf.Com/autismspectrumdisorder.Asp.

In brief: DSM-V Term

The term has been around and used to cover a range of disorders classified separately under dsm-iv but the new system for psychiatric classification in the U.
S. Will be out in may 2013 - for more see: http://cpancf.Com/autismspectrumdisorder.Asp.
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Autism

It would be related conditions like aspergers's syndrome.

In brief: Autism

It would be related conditions like aspergers's syndrome.
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism

In brief: Neurodevelopmental

The term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used to describe any child with Autism, whether they are high or low functioning.
This is a newer classification system that is not always used consistently used in discussion. Before this change in terms patients were classified as having Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not otherwise specified and Aspergers. This change is really semantics.

In brief: Neurodevelopmental

The term Autism Spectrum Disorder is used to describe any child with Autism, whether they are high or low functioning.
This is a newer classification system that is not always used consistently used in discussion. Before this change in terms patients were classified as having Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not otherwise specified and Aspergers. This change is really semantics.
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