Treatment of movement disorders in autism spectrum disorders

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders are conditions usually presenting in early childhood characterized by marked impairments in social interaction and communication (1) and by extremely restricted and odd interests and activities (2). For at least a subgroup of individuals, movement disorders are salient manifestations of the condition. For example, anomalous motions are prominent presenting (3) and persisting signs (4-7) in some persons with autism spectrum disorders (8). Movement disorders occur in people with autism spectrum disorders both as manifestations of the underlying conditions and as adverse effects of therapeutic interventions (9).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAutism Spectrum Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Pages273-346
Number of pages74
ISBN (Electronic)9780824755164
ISBN (Print)9780824707156
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Brǎsić, J. R. (2003). Treatment of movement disorders in autism spectrum disorders. In Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 273-346). CRC Press.