Frequently Asked Questions
- What is autistic disorder? Is this the official diagnostic terminology for autism?
- Does it co-occur with mental retardation?
- What is the difference between autistic disorder and autistic syndrome disorder?
- How does biology explain the nature of autistic disorder?
- What are its characteristics?
- What are its diagnostic features?
- What issues were identified by psychologists with regard to its diagnosis?
- What is its etiology?
- People with autistic disorder are impaired in which areas of life?
- What is the prognosis for autistic disorder?
- What does the psychodynamic theory say about it?
- How do psychologists conduct research on it? In which direction is it going? Who are the prominent figures?
- What are the different theories about the development of autistic disorder? What treatments do these theories suggest?
- What is the most effective treatment?