Revisiones sobre el autismo

  1. López Gómez, Santiago
  2. Rivas Torres, Rosa María
  3. Taboada Ares, Eva María
Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología

ISSN: 0120-0534

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 41

Issue: 3

Pages: 555-570

Type: Article

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Autism, as any other pervasive developmental disorder, is the object of a large number of studies at present time. However, its aetiology is still unknown. Its heterogeneous manifestations, together with a diversity of clinical criteria and results from research, make its study a difficult task, and correspondingly, the application of preventive strategies in order to minimize its effects. The goal of this article is to offer an actual view of autism and to give answers to questions that still remain about it. In an effort to clear up its fickle symptomatology, a review of the most important authors and the main emergent lines of research in the scientific production are presented, as well as its prevalence and etiopathogeny.