Theodor Heller was a Viennese educator who studied psychology under Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig. He is credited with discovering Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, which he first described as dementia infatilis in the first decade of the 20th century.
The main Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2 is responsible for the majority of the developmental, cognitive, and physical symptoms associated with Rett’s. In this article, we explore the most interesting facts about the MeCP2 gene.
While autism may appear a new disorder, aspects of autism spectrum research have been conducted for over 100 years. Since Eugen Bleuler, a Swiss psychiatrist first used the term autism in 1911 to describe symptoms of schizophrenia, much has been learned about the disorder.
Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder, classified in the DSM-IV as a Pervasive Developmental Disorder. However, in terms of genetics, is Rett syndrome autosomal, X-linked, dominant, recessive, or something else? The following explains the genetics of Retts for non-medical readers.