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)
Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating psychiatric condition affecting slightly more than 1% of the population worldwide and it is a multifactorial disorder with a high degree of heritability (80%) based on family and twin studies. Increasing lines of evidence suggest intermediate phenotypes/endophenotypes are more associated with causes of the disease… (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%).