autism definition

  • noun:
    • A pervasive developmental condition described as serious deficits in social interaction and interaction, by an incredibly restricted range of activities and passions, and sometimes because of the existence of repeated, stereotyped actions.
    • Bio-neurological condition which observable in early childhood with apparent symptoms of abnormal self-absorption, characterised by lack of a reaction to other people by limited capability or disinclination to communicate and socialize.
    • a mental disorder described as failure to engage in typical social communications and intense self-absorption, and often associated with other symptoms such as for example language dysfunctions and repetitive behavior.
    • behavior showing an abnormal level of consumption with one's own thoughts and disregard for external realities.
    • (psychiatry) an abnormal consumption with all the self; marked by communication problems and short interest period and incapacity to deal with other people as individuals

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