Problems of the Diagnosis and Correction of Autism in Children (using Asperger’s syndrome as an example)
We present here the generalized characteristics of diagnostic difficulties in relation to early autistic disorders in children, along with the main differential diagnostic signs allowing mild forms of infantile autism diagnosed as Asperger’s syndrome to be distinguished from infantile schizophrenia, residual organic CNS damage, and cyclic affective disorders. Cases of Asperger’s syndrome followed clinically for many years are described and recommendations are given for social-psychological adaptation of children and adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome at different ages.
Keywordsearly infantile autism Asperger’s syndrome overdiagnosis differential diagnosis social-psychological adaptation
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