Changes in maladaptive behaviors from midchildhood to young adulthood in autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Anderson2011ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in maladaptive behaviors from midchildhood to young adulthood in autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Deborah K Anderson and Melissa P Maye and C. Lord},
  journal={American journal on intellectual and developmental disabilities},
  year={2011},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={381-97}
}
The current study prospectively examined trajectories of change in symptoms of irritability, hyperactivity, and social withdrawal, as well as predictors of such behaviors, for ages 9-18 years for youths with autism spectrum disorder and a comparison group with nonspectrum developmental delays. Children with more severe core features of autism had consistently higher irritability and hyperactivity scores over time than those with broader autism spectrum disorder and nonspectrum delays. Across… CONTINUE READING

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