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Comorbid psychiatric disorders associated with Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism: a community- and clinic-based study.
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PMID:  20177765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study identifies the prevalence and types of comorbid psychiatric disorders associated with Asperger syndrome (AS)/high-functioning autism (HFA) in a combined community- and clinic-based sample of fifty 9- to 16-year-old subjects using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children, Present and Lifetime Version. The level of functioning was estimated using the Children's Global Assessment Scale. The results support common (prevalence 74%) and often multiple comorbid psychiatric disorders in AS/HFA; behavioral disorders were shown in 44%, anxiety disorders in 42% and tic disorders in 26%. Oppositional defiant disorder, major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders as comorbid conditions indicated significantly lower levels of functioning. To target interventions, routine evaluation of psychiatric comorbidity in subjects with AS/HFA is emphasized.
Marja-Leena Mattila; Tuula Hurtig; Helena Haapsamo; Katja Jussila; Sanna Kuusikko-Gauffin; Marko Kielinen; Sirkka-Liisa Linna; Hanna Ebeling; Risto Bloigu; Leena Joskitt; David L Pauls; Irma Moilanen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1573-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-13     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1080-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Child Psychiatry, University Hospital of Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety Disorders / complications,  diagnosis,  psychology
Asperger Syndrome / complications*,  psychology
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / complications,  diagnosis,  psychology
Depressive Disorder, Major / complications,  diagnosis,  psychology
Mental Disorders / complications*,  diagnosis,  psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Sex Factors
Tic Disorders / complications,  diagnosis,  psychology

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