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ERIC Number: EJ747962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Case Report: Homicide by a 10-Year-Old Girl with Autistic Disorder
Mukaddes, Nahit Motavalli; Topcu, Zerrin
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v36 n4 p471-474 May 2006
This case study presents a 10-year-old girl with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, who killed her 6-month-old sister by throwing her out of a window. Her aggressive-impulsive behavior had a persistent pattern. She had a history of epilepsy, and was frequently exposed to physical abuse. She never attended a structured treatment program. Here, we discuss the possible risk factors including history of epilepsy, unsupervised--disorganized home environment, existence of physical abuse--neglect and lack of appropriate treatment program leading to violent behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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