n. 1. a behavioral syndrome of neurological dysfunction characterized by impaired reciprocal social interactions, impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, impoverished or diminished imaginative activity, stereotypic movements, and a markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests relative to age. In DSM-IV-TR, the disorder becomes evident by the age of 3 is designated autistic disorder when diagnosed, and is categorized as a pervasive developmental disorder. 2. may refer to abnormal introversion and egocentricity. This is one of the primary signs of schizophrenia, as described by Swiss psychiatrist Bleuler (1857-1939). See also fundamental principles.
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Mohammed Looti, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES (2023) AUTISM. Retrieved from https://scales.arabpsychology.com/terms/autism-2/. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31575.96163