infantile autism


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infantile autism

[′in·fən‚tīl ′ȯ‚tiz·əm]
(psychology)
A disorder of children characterized by extreme withdrawal and introspection without regard for reality.
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Epidemiology of infantile autism in southern Ibaraki, Japan: differences in prevalence in birth cohorts.
Bobbie's nine-year-old daughter, Allana, has infantile autism, the most severe form of this developmental brain disorder.
Gillberg C, Steffenburg S: Outcome and prognostic factors in infantile autism and similar conditions: A population-based study of 46 cases followed through puberty.
As director of the Orthogenic School, the home for emotionally troubled children at the University of Chicago, and as the author of books like ``Love Is Not Enough'' and ``Truants From Life,'' he had secured his reputation as an expert on child psychology in general and on the condition known as infantile autism in particular.
Other chapters are devoted to the following conditions and treatment and other problems associated with them: cerebral palsy, mental retardation, infantile autism, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders/hyperactivity, communication disorders, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Characteristics of infantile autism in five children with Leber's congenital amaurosis.
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