Diagnosis of autism

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.226-b (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:226

Use of autistic spectrum shows undisciplined thinking

  1. P V Finn Cosgrove, consultant all-age psychiatrist (bristolpriorityclinic@btopenworld.com)
  1. Bristol Priority Clinic, Bath BA2 5YD

    EDITOR—The use by Baird et al in their clinical review of the diagnosis “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorders” confuses me.1 The authors list five outcomes in box 8 that indicate the success of therapeutic and teaching interventions and may help us to comprehend what is the cardinal feature of autism: normal use of …

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