MANAGEMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS BY DR. OGHALE-OGHENE SELE

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OUTLINE

Introduction

Epidemiology

Aetiology

Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis

Comorbidities

Management

Conclusion

INTRODUCTION

Autism spectrum disorder was first describe by Leo Kanner in 1943

Autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental syndrome characterize by impairment in 3 domains

Social communication (verbal and non verbal)

Restricted, repetitive behavior

Reciprocal social interaction

Conditions included under the spectrum-

Childhood autism

Rett’s syndrome

Other childhood disintegrative disorder

Asperger’s syndrome

Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified

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