Making Sense of Autism

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A week ago, a colleague knocked on my door. “I want you to take a look at a 5-year-old in my office,” she explained. “I’ve diagnosed him as having autism, but his mother would like to talk to an expert.” I met the child and his mother; he did appear to have autism, and his mother was upset. I wished my colleague could have sat with her over many visits, and dealt with her pain and her questions, but she was from a town many hours away.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(11):1836-1837