A comparative study of development and symptoms among disintegrative psychosis and infantile autism with and without speech loss.

@article{Kurita1992ACS,
  title={A comparative study of development and symptoms among disintegrative psychosis and infantile autism with and without speech loss.},
  author={Hiroshi Kurita and Masafumi Kita and Yuko Miyake},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={1992},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={175-88}
}
To investigate clinical pictures and the validity of disintegrative psychosis (DP) as defined in ICD-9, 18 cases of DP were compared with 51 and 145 cases of infantile autism (IA) with and without speech loss, respectively, on clinical variables. The DP cases showed clearer regression after more satisfactory development than the IA cases with speech loss. Around age 7, about 4 years after regression, those with DP were significantly more severely retarded than those with IA, yet both were… CONTINUE READING

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