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"Autism-plus" Spectrum Disorders: Intersection with Psychosis and the Schizophrenia Spectrum
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • David M. Cochran, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Yael Dvir, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jean A. Frazier, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
10-1-2013
Document Type
Article
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.
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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

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Keywords
  • Autism,
  • Psychosis,
  • Schizophrenia,
  • Multiple complex developmental disorder,
  • Multidimensionally impaired
PubMed ID
24012076
Citation Information
David M. Cochran, Yael Dvir and Jean A. Frazier. ""Autism-plus" Spectrum Disorders: Intersection with Psychosis and the Schizophrenia Spectrum" Vol. 22 Iss. 4 (2013) ISSN: 1056-4993 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jean_frazier/104/