Brief report: Onset at age 14 of a typical autistic syndrome. A case report of a girl with herpes simplex encephalitis

@article{Gillberg1986BriefRO,
  title={Brief report: Onset at age 14 of a typical autistic syndrome. A case report of a girl with herpes simplex encephalitis},
  author={C. Gillberg},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={1986},
  volume={16},
  pages={369-375}
}
  • C. Gillberg
  • Published 1986
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Infantile autism (Rutter, 1978; American Psychiatric Association, 1980) is a behavioral syndrome with multiple etiologies. By definition, the onset of abnormalities of social relatedness, language, and behavior is before 30 months of age. From a developmental perspective it has been posited that the early onset is important in defining the specific set and quality of symptoms (Tanguay, 1982; Ornitz, 1983). "Psychotic" disorders with an onset after the child's third birthday are generally held… CONTINUE READING
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