Infantile autism in twins.

  title={Infantile autism in twins.},
  author={P. McQuaid},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • P. McQuaid
  • Published 1975
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
A pair of MZ male twins concordant for early infantile autism (E.I.A.) is presented. A distinction is drawn between E.I.A. and infantile psychosis (I.P.) with associated mental retardation as a guide to prognosis and the necessity to provide suitable social training and education. The relevance of aetiology is discussed, and the importance of abnormal ante-natal history and delivery status, even in cases with strong genetic predisposition, is noted. 
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