‘The adult outcome of childhood quasi-autism arising following extreme institutional deprivation’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
Background – Rutter and colleagues’ seminal observation that extended early life exposure to extreme institutional deprivation can result in what he termed quasi-autism (QA), informed both our understanding of the effects of adversity on development and the nature of autism. Here we provide the first detailed analysis of the adult outcomes of the group of institutionally deprived-then-adopted children identified as displaying QA.
Authors: Maria Rodriguez-Perez, Mark Kennedy, Edward D. Barker, Jana Kreppner, Mireia Solerdelcoll, Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke
First published: 13 February 2023
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