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Table 1 Summary of patients’ early development and first evaluation (y: years, m: months)

From: Lithium as a rescue therapy for regression and catatonia features in two SHANK3 patients with autism spectrum disorder: case reports

  Patient 1 Patient 2
Diagnosis (DSM 5) ASD ASD
Early development
Perinatal history No No
Walking (y,m) 1,2 1,3
Cleanliness day and night (y) 3 3
Language (first words) (y,m) 3,5 2,3
Age of first evaluation 6 9
Autism intensity (CARS-T) 36 34.5
Intellectual level (Terman-Merill) (y,m) 2,9 2,9
Speech delay, echolalia, stereotypical language yes yes
Vineland I : Communication (y,m) 2,3 2,8
  Daily living skills (y,m) 2,4 2,1
  Socialization (y,m) 1,8 2,3