Autism, autistic spectrum and the need for better definition

Bruce J Tonge
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04481.x
Published online: 6 May 2002

To avoid confusion, the term "autistic spectrum disorders" should only be used as the collective term for a group of defined disorders

  • Bruce J Tonge

  • Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, VIC.


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