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J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 Oct;43(10):2442-9. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1792-0.

Psychopathology in children and adolescents with ASD without mental retardation.

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Department of Psychiatry, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain, marta.caamano@hotmail.com.

Abstract

This study analyzes subclinical psychopathology in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) without mental retardation with no comorbid disorder, assessed by an extensive general psychopathology interview. The K-SADS-PL was administered to a group of 25 patients with ASD (mean age = 12.80 ± 2.86 years) and 25 healthy controls (mean age 12.52 ± 2.86 years). Significant differences were found between patients with ASD and controls for the domains of: depressive disorder, anxiety separation disorder, agoraphobia and specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In patients without a comorbid disorder, we found a profile of subclinical disturbances that suggest high risk for comorbid psychiatric conditions derived from the presence of subthreshold symptomatology.

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23468070
DOI:
10.1007/s10803-013-1792-0
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