Definition of Autism

1. Noun. (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people.

Specialized synonyms: Infantile Autism
Category relationships: Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Psychopathology
Generic synonyms: Syndrome
Derivative terms: Autistic



Definition of Autism

1. Noun. (clinical psychology) Bio-neurological disorder that is observable in early childhood with symptoms of abnormal self-absorption, characterised by lack of response to other humans and by limited ability or disinclination to communicate and socialize. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autism

1. extreme withdrawal into fantasy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Autism

1. Mental introversion in which the attention or interest is fastened upon the patients own ego. A self centreed state from which reality tends to be excluded. (27 Sep 1997)

Autism Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Autism Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Autism

authors
authorship
authorships
authotype
authour
authouress
authouresses
authourise
authourity
authourize
authours
authourship
auths
autie
auties
autism (current term)
autism spectrum disorder
autism spectrum disorders
autisms
autist
autistic
autistic disorder
autistic parasite
autistic spectrum disorder
autistically
autistics
autists
auto
auto-
auto-changer

Literary usage of Autism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Working Bibliography on Behavioral and Emotional Disorders and Assessment by Michael G. Aman (1991)
"On confusion in the diagnosis of autism. Journal of autism and Childhood ... The Childhood autism Rating Scale (CARS) for diagnostic screening and ..."

2. The Ungeared Mind by Robert Howland Chase (1919)
"autism OR AUTISTIC THINKING. AT the outstart it may be stated for the benefit of the general reader who has not had previous knowledge of our subject that ..."

3. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"We now know that biological factors can cause autism, as for example German ... For the most part, autism strikes children from normal healthy families, ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Patent Issues: Interpreting Gatt: Congressional Hearings by Orrin G. Hatch (2000)
"autism SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Bethesda, MD, October 12, 1995. DEAR SENATOR DOLE: I understand Senators Pryor and Chafee are attempting to amend the ..."

5. Task Force on Education for Children With Disabilities, Year Ii, Minnesota by Elizabeth Carlson, Jo Gascoigne, Dixie Jordan (1998)
"With the subsequent release of DSM-IV, its criteria for autism were modified and ... "autism" is means a specific developmental disorder which is a lifelong ..."

6. Defense Vaccines: Force Protection Or False Security? edited by Dan Burton (2001)
"autism is a complex disease and there undoubtedly are several factors that contribute to children acquiring this unfortunate disorder. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Autism

Search for Autism on Dictionary.com!Search for Autism on Thesaurus.com!Search for Autism on Google!Search for Autism on Wikipedia!