4. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch4

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Autistic Spectrum Disorders, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • specific disorders and presentations;
  • ASDs or PDDs;
  • ‘classical’ autism to ‘typically developing children’;
  • childhood autism, by early onset of symptoms in three domains;
  • Asperger syndrome, differing from classical autism in some ways;
  • associated features of ASDs;
  • developmental or acquired language disorders, ‘overlap’ cases;
  • autistic, aspects of autism, not foretelling a disadvantage

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Characteristic features

  • Asperger syndrome

  • Associated features of ASDs

  • Assessment

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Aetiology and pathogenesis

  • Treatment

  • Prognosis

  • Subject review

  • Further reading