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Children with Asperger's usually develop an obsessive interest in a single subject. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed look at this autism spectrum disorder, with information on symptoms, characteristics, and treatment options.
Autism is a developmental disorder that results in impaired thinking, feeling, and social functioning. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at autism, including information about characteristic behaviors, symptoms, and treatment.
Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder, and Rett syndrome are examples of autism spectrum disorders. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of these disorders, including their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare type of autism spectrum disorder. As this eMedTV page explains, it is characterized by a profound loss of vocabulary, motor skills, and social skills. It usually occurs between the ages of three and four.
Pervasive developmental disorder involves delays in the development of social and communication skills. This eMedTV article discusses the various types of PDD and treatment options, and explains the importance of early intervention.
A relatively rare condition, Rett syndrome is a type of autism spectrum disorder. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at Rett syndrome, including how it develops, who it affects, and what causes it.