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Evolution in the Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Historical Perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Indian Journal of Pediatrics, April 2016
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (56th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

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Title
Evolution in the Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Historical Perspective
Published in
Indian Journal of Pediatrics, April 2016
DOI 10.1007/s12098-016-2080-8
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Authors

Mark Mintz

Abstract

The study of the evolution in the diagnosis and treatment of autism is a lesson in the dangers of medical beliefs or doctrines that are not grounded in medical science. The early descriptions of autism suggested that it was the result of childhood psychoses or psychodynamic disturbances of parent-child relationships. This flawed conceptualization of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) gave way to advances in medical science, which have established ASD as a neurobiological disorder of early brain development. There are many genetic, epigenetic, metabolic, hormonal, immunological, neuroanatomical and neurophysiological etiologies of ASD, as well as an array of gastrointestinal and other systemic co-morbid disorders. Thus, ASD are a biologically heterogeneous population with extensive neurodiversity. Early identification and understanding of ASD is crucial; interventions at younger ages are associated with improved outcomes. The advent of understanding the biological sub-phenotypes of ASD, along with targeted medical therapies, coupled with a multimodal therapeutic approach that encompasses behavioral, educational, social, speech, occupational, creative arts, and other forms of therapies has created a new and exciting era for individuals with ASD and their families: "personalized" and "precision" medical care based upon underlying biological sub-phenotypes and clinical profiles. For many individuals and their families dealing with the scourge of autism, their long and frustrating diagnostic journey is beginning to come to an end, with a hope for improved outcomes and quality of life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 76 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 24%
Unspecified 13 17%
Student > Master 12 16%
Student > Postgraduate 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 15 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 16 21%
Psychology 15 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Other 21 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2018.
All research outputs
#7,379,871
of 13,644,952 outputs
Outputs from Indian Journal of Pediatrics
#522
of 980 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#109,090
of 261,663 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Indian Journal of Pediatrics
#5
of 24 outputs
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