Autistic traits in children with ADHD index clinical and cognitive problems

  title={Autistic traits in children with ADHD index clinical and cognitive problems},
  author={Miriam Cooper and Joanna Martin and Kate Langley and Marian L. Hamshere and Anita Thapar},
  booktitle={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
Traits of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) occur frequently in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the significance of their presence in terms of phenotype and underlying neurobiology is not properly understood. This analysis aimed to determine whether higher levels of autistic traits, as measured by the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), index a more severe presentation in a large, rigorously phenotyped sample of children with ADHD (N = 711). Regression analyses were… CONTINUE READING
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