Title

"Autism-plus" Spectrum Disorders: Intersection with Psychosis and the Schizophrenia Spectrum

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

10-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

Patients are often encountered clinically who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and also have symptoms suggestive of a comorbid psychotic disorder. A careful assessment for the presence of comorbid disorders is important. However, the core deficits seen in ASD, in social reciprocity, communication, and restricted behaviors and interests, can be mistaken for psychosis. Also, there is a subset of patients who present with a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with impairments that cross diagnostic categories. This article reviews the connections between ASD and psychosis, and highlights the key points to consider in patients who present with these "autism-plus" disorders.

Comments

Citation: Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2013 Oct;22(4):609-27. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2013.04.005. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

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Keywords

Autism, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Multiple complex developmental disorder, Multidimensionally impaired

PubMed ID

24012076