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Autism spectrum disorders

LC control no.sh2008009581
Topical headingAutism spectrum disorders
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Variant(s)ASCs (Autism spectrum conditions)
ASDs (Autism spectrum disorders)
Autism spectrum conditions
Autistic spectrum disorders
Child development disorders, Pervasive
PDDs (Pervasive developmental disorders)
Pervasive child development disorders
Pervasive development disorders
Pervasive developmental disorders
See alsoDevelopmental disabilities
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Found inWork cat.: Sterlin, L. The role of face familiarity on gaze fixation in individuals with autism spectrum disorders, 2007.
Wikipedia, Oct. 24, 2007 (Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), also called: autism spectrum conditions (ASC) or the autism spectrum; with the word autistic sometimes replacing autism, are a spectrum of psychological conditions characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behavior; Autism is one of the five autism spectrum disorders)
MESH browser, Dec. 3, 2008 (Child Development Disorders, Pervasive. UF Pervasive Child Development Disorders, Pervasive Development Disorders; MeSH Tree Structures underneath Child Development Disorders, Pervasive: Asperger Syndrome; Autistic Disorder; Rett Syndrome; Schizophrenia, Childhood)
National Institute of Mental Health WWW site, Jan. 16, 2009 (Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs); cause severe and pervasive impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others; these disorders are usually first diagnosed in early childhood and range from a severe form, called autistic disorder, through pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), to a much milder form, Asperger syndrome; they also include two rare disorders, Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder)