College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Monozygotic Twins Concordant for Infantile Autism: Follow-Up.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1977

Keywords

Autistic Disorder, Child Behavior Disorders, Diseases in Twins, Follow-Up Studies, Pregnancy, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Twins

Publication Title

British Journal of Psychiatry

ISSN

0007-1250

Volume

131

Issue/No.

6

Abstract

This paper presents a well-documented case of monozygotic male twins concordant for infantile autism, with a twelve-year follow-up. Assessments include birth records, laboratory studies, physical measurements, psychometrics and quantifiable behavioural ratings by independent raters using multiple scales. Possible aetiological factors of infantile autism, as well as outcome are discussed.

DOI

10.1192/bjp.131.6.616