Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
South Med J. 2011 Apr;104(4):264-8. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31820c015d.

Asperger disorder in adults.

Author information

  • 1Psychiatric Diseases Hospital, Government Medical College Jammu, J&K, India.

Abstract

Asperger disorder was first described in 1944 by the Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger. It was introduced as a separate diagnostic category from autistic disorder in DSM-IV and ICD-10. The pattern of comorbidity in Asperger disorder is different from autistic disorder, with a higher level of psychosis, violent behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. We present three cases of Asperger disorder diagnosed for the first time in adulthood, with psychosis being the predominant reason for the referral. In each case, the psychosis improved with antipsychotic treatment, although core autistic symptoms remained the same.

Comment in

PMID:
21606694
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Southern Medical Association
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk