Psychological markers in the detection of autism in infancy in a large population.

  title={Psychological markers in the detection of autism in infancy in a large population.},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Antony Cox and Gillian Baird and John Swettenham and Narina Nunez Nightingale and Kevin A Morgan and Auriol Drew and Tony Charman},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={168 2},
BACKGROUND Investigation to see if there are key psychological risk indicators for autism in a random population study of children at 18 months of age; and to assess how well these discriminate children who receive a diagnosis of autism from other forms of developmental delay. METHOD Sixteen thousand children in the southeast of England were screened for autism by their health visitor or GP, during their routine 18-month-old developmental check-up, using the CHAT (Checklist for Autism in… CONTINUE READING
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