Introduction: Autism


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Autism: Childhood mental condition with social and communication difficulties.

Autism: Autism is not a disease, but a developmental disorder of brain function. People with classical autism show three types of symptoms: impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual or severely limited activities and interests. Symptoms of autism usually appear during the first three years of childhood and continue throughout life. 1

Researching symptoms of Autism: Further information about the symptoms of Autism is available including a list of symptoms of Autism, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Autism, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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Treatments for Autism: Various information is available about treatments available for Autism, current research about Autism treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Autism: Research more detailed information about the causes of Autism, other possibly hidden causes of Autism, or other general information about Autism.

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1. excerpt from Autism Fact Sheet: NINDS

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