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Old 08-09-2012
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Question Child Psychiatry Question

The mother of an 8-year-old boy asks a child psychiatrist to evaluate her son for what she feels is “odd” behavior. He has no history of serious illness or injury and is taking no medications. Although the boy began to speak at a normal age and can engage in a perfectly age-appropriate conversation, he seems to have little interest in doing so. He has developed no friendships with other children, even those who share his interest in stamp and coin collecting. During the interview with the boy, the psychiatrist notes that child does not make eye contact and constantly rocks back and forth in his chair. He is difficult to engage in conversation, and his facial expressions and body postures throughout the interview do indeed seem awkward and odd, but not distinctly abnormal. What is the boy's likely diagnosis?

A. Asperger syndrome
B. Autistic disorder
C. Childhood disintegrative disorder
D. Rett syndrome
E. Schizophreniform disorder

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i think A........

normal language development
poor social skills ans no frnds
repetitiive behavior
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A; Asperger disorder, normal development, poor social skills and repetitive behavior are clues.

the other options do not present like this
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