A disorder characterized by marked impairments in social interaction and communication accompanied by a pattern of repetitive, stereotyped behaviors and activities. Developmental delays in social interaction and language surface prior to age 3 years. [ NCI ]
Synonyms: Autism, Autistic Disorder
NCIT_C90259, NCIT_C118464, NCIT_C97150
A neurodevelopmental disorder presenting in early childhood that is characterized by impaired communication, difficulty in social interactions, stereotypic behaviors, and a limited range of interests and activities.
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction