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There is evidence that autistic persons are deficient both in the expression and recognition of emotion. Emotions are viewed here as in part genetically determined, inborn behaviours with great importance for social regulations. Both in phylogenetic and in ontogenetic development there is a transgression from emotion-bound or signal-reflex-like behaviour(More)
Twenty-four children between 4 years 5 months and 8 years of age with unintelligible spontaneous speech and at least average nonverbal intelligence were evaluated over a period of several hours. Nine of the children (37%) were found to have a psychiatric disorder, either a disturbance of emotions specific to childhood (ICD code 313) or a hyperkinetic(More)
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