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Autism (cont.)

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autism, Asperger's syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral therapy, brain disorder, communication disorders, echolalia, pervasive development disorders, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett syndrome, Rett disorder, fragile X syndrome, untreated phenylketonuria, PKU, tuberous sclerosis, congenital rubella syndrome, cytomegalovirus, CMV, toxoplasmosis, developmental brain abnormalities, congenital infections, genetic disorders, neurologic disorders, lead encephalopathy, bacterial meningitis, psychoactive medications, pervasive developmental disorders, PDD, neurodevelopmental disorder, language delay, behavioral problems, social problems, impaired reciprocal social interaction, impaired communication, developmental delay

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Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Autism »

Autism is a condition that manifests in early childhoodand is characterized by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, marked aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped behaviors.

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