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DISEASE STUDIES

Autism

Autism is a disorder that occurs during the social, communication and language neurodevelopment skills and symbolization skills and flexibility.

Currently there is some confusion about the different terms used to refer to this set of psychological and behavioral disorders. It can be referred as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), which owes their name to the statistical manual where all psychological disorders, the DSM-IV-TR are collected.

According to this manual, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) are “”serious and widespread disruption of several areas development. Social interaction skills, communication skills, behaviors, stereotyped interests and activities Qualitative changes (…) are clearly inappropriate of the development level or mental age.”” (DSM-IV-TR).

GENE OR REGION STUDIED


  • CNTNAP2
  • ITGA4
  • 5p15.31