A comparison and analysis of the presence of family problems during pregnancy of mothers of “autistic” children and mothers of normal children
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- Ward, A.J. Child Psych Hum Dev (1990) 20: 279. doi:10.1007/BF00706020
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An examination of a hypothesized relationship between maternal stress experienced during pregnancy and the birth of children who later develop early infantile autism revealed that mothers of autistic children were found to have experienced significantly more family discord and to have had significantly more diagnosed psychiatric problems than mothers of normal children.