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Infantile Disorders and Childhood Schizophrenia

  • Sandra L. Harris
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Abstract

The identification and differential diagnosis of severe developmental disorders in infancy and childhood pose a variety of problems for mental health professionals and researchers and have lead to controversy in the professional literature. There have been frequent attempts to generate organizational schemes to account for these behaviors, variously known as infantile autism, childhood schizophrenia, infantile psychosis, late-onset psychosis, and so forth. The most recent of these diagnostic systems is contained in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (1980). Because the DSM-III is the most widespread diagnostic system in current use in the United States, I will use its categories here (see Table 1).

Keywords

Down Syndrome Developmental Disorder Autistic Child Pervasive Developmental Disorder Autistic Symptom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra L. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, RutgersThe State University of New Jersey, Busch CampusPiscatawayUSA

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