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Vol. 43, No. 1, 2010
Issue release date: December 2009
Section title: Review
Psychopathology 2010;43:8–16
(DOI:10.1159/000255958)

Psychosis, Affective Disorders and Anxiety in Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Prevalence and Nosological Considerations

Skokauskas N. · Gallagher L.
aDepartment of Child Psychiatry, St. James’s Hospital, and bDepartment of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Review

Received: 7/3/2008
Accepted: 12/3/2009
Published online: 11/6/2009

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

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Abstract

Background: This review aimed to find relevant published studies on the co-morbidity of autism and Asperger’s syndrome with psychotic, anxiety and/or mood disorders, assess them, synthesize the findings, present an overview and make recommendations for future research. Methods: Systematic literature searches were performed using several databases. Selected articles had to describe an original study that provided prevalence and/or incidence estimates on autism and/or Asperger’s syndrome co-morbidity with psychotic, anxiety and/or mood disorders. Results and Conclusion: There is conflicting evidence regarding the frequency of schizophrenia in this population. Depression appears to be common, although most individuals with autism do not have sufficient language skills to verbalize changes in mood. Anxiety disorders represent the most common psychiatric co-morbidity in this population.


  

Author Contacts

Norbert Skokauskas and Louise Gallagher
Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’s Hospital
Dublin D-8 (Ireland)
Tel./Fax +353 1 414 4802, E-Mail N_Skokauskas@yahoo.com

  

Article Information

Received: July 3, 2008
Accepted after revision: March 3, 2009
Published online: November 6, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 9
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 47

  

Publication Details

Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive and Experimental Psychopathology, Phenomenology and Psychiatric Diagnosis)

Vol. 43, No. 1, Year 2010 (Cover Date: December 2009)

Journal Editor: Mundt C. (Heidelberg), Akiskal H.S. (San Diego, Calif.), Mezzich J.E. (New York, N.Y.)
ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print), eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Review

Received: 7/3/2008
Accepted: 12/3/2009
Published online: 11/6/2009

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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