Sukhareva—Prior to Asperger and Kanner

  title={Sukhareva—Prior to Asperger and Kanner},
  author={Irina Manouilenko and Susanne Bejerot},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={1761 - 1764}
As early as 1926, the Kiev-based child psychiatrist Grunya Efimovna Sukhareva (Груня Ефимовна Сухарева) (1891–1981) published a detailed description of autistic traits in a number of children in a scientific German psychiatry and neurology journal. She initially used the term “schizoid (eccentric) psychopathy” but later replaced it with “autistic (pathological avoidant) psychopathy” to describe the clinical picture of autism. Her original article was available almost two decades before the case… 

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