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Adult Manifestation of Milder Forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder; Autistic and Non-autistic Psychopathology

Horwitz, E. H., Schoevers, R. A., Greaves-Lord, K., de Bildt, A. & Hartman, C. A., 12-Feb-2020, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 14 p.

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We compared the presence of autistic and comorbid psychopathology and functional impairments in young adults who received a clinical diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorders Not Otherwise Specified or Asperger's Disorder during childhood to that of a referred comparison group. While the Autism Spectrum Disorder group on average scored higher on a dimensional ASD self- and other-report measure than clinical controls, the majority did not exceed the ASD cutoff according to the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. Part of the individuals with an ASD diagnosis in their youth no longer show behaviors that underscribe a clinical ASD diagnosis in adulthood, but have subtle difficulties in social functioning and a vulnerability for a range of other psychiatric disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 12-Feb-2020

    Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder, Outcome, Young adult, Psychiatric comorbidity, DIAGNOSTIC OBSERVATION SCHEDULE, ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER, PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY, FUNCTIONING AUTISM, EARLY-CHILDHOOD, MENTAL-HEALTH, CO-MORBIDITY, QUOTIENT AQ, PDD-NOS

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