Autism and Asperger syndrome: coexistence with other clinical disorders

  title={Autism and Asperger syndrome: coexistence with other clinical disorders},
  author={C. Gillberg and and Eva Billstedt},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
Objective: To provide a clinically useful analysis of the extent to which autism and Asperger syndrome coexist with other disorders. 

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Asperger syndrome

Asperger syndrome is an uncommon condition, but probably more common than classic autism (the only published population study estimated prevalence at 36 per 10 000 children for Asperger syndrome and

Autism spectrum disorder and its differential diagnosis: A nosological update

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Asperger's syndrome and atypical eating disorder in a man with late diagnosed XYY syndrome

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The spectrum of autistic disorders.

  • L. Wing
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Hospital medicine
  • 2004
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Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children and Youth

Increase knowledge of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders Increase understanding of the impact characteristics have on student learning Increase knowledge of issues and

Autism and Learning Disability

In this article a short overview is given of the relationship between autism and learning disability. Autism exists with any level of intelligence, but many individuals with autism suffer also from

Identifying Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders in People with Autism and Intellectual Disability: An Empirical Conceptual Analysis

The identification of psychiatric disorders in individuals with autism and intellectual disability is, however, complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulties related to distinguishing psychiatric symptoms from the core symptoms of autism.

Cholinergic Component of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Alterations in a variety of transmitter signaling systems including serotonin, oxytocin, gamma-aminobutyric acid, glutamate, and acetylcholine have been reported in autistic individuals, potentially relevant to psychoneuropharmacological therapeutic strategies.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability

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this paper is about the history of asperger syndrome diagnosys and it's difference comparing to classic autism.



Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism

  • C. Gillberg
  • Medicine, Psychology
    British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 1998
This paper reviews the history of Asperger syndrome (AS) and high-functioning autism (HFA), current diagnostic concepts and criteria, some controversial diagnostic issues, epidemiology, background

Asperger's syndrome: a clinical account.

  • L. Wing
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Psychological medicine
  • 1981
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Hypomelanosis of Ito in Three Cases with Autism and Autistic‐like Conditions

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Childhood disintegrative disorder: Issues for DSM-IV

  • F. Volkmar
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of autism and developmental disorders
  • 1992
Evidence regarding the validity of this diagnostic concept, particularly with regard to autism, supports inclusion of the category in DSM-IV, and proposed criteria and narrative description for the disorder are presented.

Autism and Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Prevalence and Clinical Features

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Autism associated with marker chromosome.

Six boys who all showed the combination of moderate-severe mental retardation, autistic behavior, and mild-moderate physical stigmatization are described, and it appears that there may be a separate syndrome associated with partial trisomy of chromosome 15.

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Autism and known medical conditions: myth and substance.

It is concluded that the rate of known medical conditions in autism is probably about 10%; however the rate appears to be higher in cases of autism associated with profound mental retardation and in Cases of atypical autism.

Comorbidity of Asperger syndrome: a preliminary report.

Patients with AS diagnosed according to the ICD-10/DSM-IV criteria presented with symptoms of an additional psychiatric disorder at the time of evaluation or during the 2-year follow-up, while depression was the most common diagnosis in adolescents and adults.

Asperger syndrome--some epidemiological considerations: a research note.

It is concluded that among children with normal intelligence, rates of 10-26 per 10,000 children are minimum figures and the combination of Asperger syndrome and mild mental retardation is shown.