The Etiology of Autism Essay by chief

The Etiology of Autism
This paper discusses the historical changes in the theories of the etiology of autism.
# 25228 | 1,290 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper explains that although there is agreement as to the symptoms and the prognosis of this disorder, there has been controversy as to the basic cause of autism. This paper clarifies that one of the main characteristics of autism is that the child's behavior is self-absorbed, rather than directed outwards to other people. The paper reviews the etiology theories of Bettelheim, Gillberg, Kanner and others.

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"Autism is a disorder that is commonly agreed to manifest itself beginning in very early childhood. Some children appear to display symptoms almost from birth, while in other cases the baby will develop normally up until the age of about a year to a year and a half. Most experts agree that there needs to be significant pathology displayed before three years in order for the diagnosis to be made."

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