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A Japanese version of the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), AQ-J was administered to 25 normally intelligent high-functioning pervasive developmental disorder (HPDD) patients (mean age, 24.2 years; 24 male, one female) and 215 controls (mean age, 30.4 years; 86 male, 129 female) randomly selected from the general population. The AQ-J had satisfactory internal(More)
Asperger syndrome (AS) and autistic disorder are two subtypes of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), but there has been considerable debate over whether AS and autistic disorder without mental retardation (IQ > or = 70), called high-functioning autism (HFA), are distinct conditions or not. The aim of the present paper was to clarify this issue through(More)
Based on the clinical records of 74 children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD; mean age, 45.2 months; 62 boys), the utility of the Kyoto Scale of Psychological Development in cognitive assessment of young and/or mentally retarded PDD children was investigated. Because the overall developmental quotient (DQ) had the highest correlation with the IQ(More)
To assess the utility of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale - Tokyo Version (CARS-TV), its total score was compared among 430 children with DSM-IV per subgroup (i.e. autistic disorder (AD), childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), Asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) not otherwise specified (PDDNOS)). Values of Cronbach's alpha(More)
Age- and IQ-balanced 27 children with high-functioning (IQ>or=70) pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (HPDDNOS) and 27 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were compared on the Japanese version of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Third Edition (WISC-III) and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale-Tokyo(More)
In order to test clinical validity of DSM-IV childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), 10 CDD children (mean age = 8.2 years, SD = 3.8; 7 male and 3 female) and 30 age- and gender-matched children with DSM-IV autistic disorder (AD) with speech loss (SL) (ADSL) were compared on 24 variables not directly related to CDD criteria. Compared with the ADSL(More)
We followed up 67 children with autistic disorder (AD) and 31 children with pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS) for more than 10 years by reviewing medical records at a clinic for children with developmental disabilities. The participants' data were collected between their first visit to the clinic and the visit at which they(More)
s untimely death will ultimately leave a void with those who were fortunate to know him personally and those who worked with him professionally. Dr. Kato leaves behind a lasting legacy as a clinician, administrator and mentor in the field of reproductive medicine and will be remembered as a pioneer and statesman in the developments of natural and mild(More)
BACKGROUND Compared with US or European countries, there are fewer mental health services for mothers of children with developmental disabilities in Latin American and/or Southeast Asian countries. AIMS To explore the risk of depression in mothers of children with developmental disabilities in countries with a lack of mental health professionals, we(More)