Autism and pervasive developmental disorders.

  title={Autism and pervasive developmental disorders.},
  author={Fred Volkmar and C. Lord and Anthony Bailey and Robert T Schultz and Ami J Klin},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={45 1},
The quantity and quality of research into autism and related conditions have increased dramatically in recent years. Consequently we selectively review key accomplishments and highlight directions for future research. More consistent approaches to diagnosis and more rigorous assessment methods have significantly advanced research, although the boundaries of the 'broader phenotype' remain to be defined and the validity of Asperger's disorder as a discrete syndrome remains controversial. Recent… CONTINUE READING
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