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Comportamiento autista - Overview

Definición:

El comportamiento autista describe patrones de comportamiento similares a los que se ven en el autismo.

Consideraciones generales:

El comportamiento autista comprende:

  • Socialización anormal (falta de necesidad de interactuar con otros)
  • Patrones de lenguaje anormales
  • Ausencia o desarrollo deficiente de las destrezas de comunicación verbal y no verbal (incapacidad para expresar claramente pensamientos y necesidades)
  • Aislamiento social
  • Incapacidad para hacer amigos
  • Movimientos corporales repetitivos
  • Conducta ritualista
  • Ausencia de contacto visual

Algunas infecciones y enfermedades del sistema nervioso (neurológicas) pueden producir síntomas como los del autismo.

Causas comunes:

  • Reviewed last on: 4/25/2008
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Johnson CP, Myers SM. American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities. Identification and evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2007;120:1183-1215.

Dover CJ, Le Couteur A. How to diagnose autism. Arch Dis Child. 2007;92:540-545.

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