Autism Spectrum Disorders are defined by the criteria of the American Psychiatric Association and WHO ICD-10 classification.

Early childhood autism by ICD-10

The disease is represented in this classification.
Early childhood autism ICD code 10 – F 84.0.

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. The child does not make contact with society.
  2. He/she does not express emotions, does not talk to other people and parents.
  3. He/she does not use gestures, has a slow thinking and fantasy development.
  4. He/she does not play with other children, does not like team games.

The disease manifests itself before three years old, but later diagnosis is also possible. A child from birth has a mental development disorder.

At an older age, fears, sleep and eating disorders are observed, there are flashes of aggression, irritability. The disorder manifests itself from birth and remains through lifetime, without treatment there will be no improvement.

The disease may develop due to organic brain damage or other factors.

Boys are at greater risk of childhood autism than girls.

Childhood Autism by DSM-IV

The American Psychiatric Association has outlined its criteria for childhood autism.

The child is not adapted to society, does not make contact with parents and others. The baby does not respond to the emotions of another person, rarely expresses any feelings. He/she is not interested in communicating with other people.

When trying to communicate he/she does not use facial expressions, gestures, different tone of voice. Speech is always monotonous.

It is difficult for an autist to make friends, he/she cannot play games, it is not interesting to play with other children.

There are stereotypes in movement, speech, or when using objects.

For example, laying out a row of toys, repeating one word many times.  The child needs a regular daily routine, when there is a violation of the schedule, the baby is under severe stress.

It is difficult for such children to switch attention from one object to another. They are hard to be interested in something, but if a hobby arises, they are so addicted that interest turns into mania.

Pronounced or weak reaction to external stimuli of the senses. For example, an indifferent reaction to pain or hysteria for harsh strong sounds.

According to DSM-IV classification, the degree of severity is set for the child, it is determined whether there is mental retardation or not.

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