Infantile autism and schizophrenia have been regarded as unrelated and distinct disorders. There is, however, some evidence in the literature that supports a relationship between the two disorders in that there may be a subgroup of autistic children in whom schizophrenia develops. The diagnostic criteria used in the literature to describe infantile autism… (More)
Dexamethasone suppression tests were given to seven children with major depression, six dysthymic children, and 17 children without affective disorders. The test showed sensitivity for major depressive disorder (87%) but a low specificity (53%).