Demographic and Cognitive Profile of Individuals Seeking a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adulthood

@article{Happ2016DemographicAC,
  title={Demographic and Cognitive Profile of Individuals Seeking a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adulthood},
  author={Francesca G. E. Happ{\'e} and Hassan Mansour and Paul W. Barrett and T. M. Brown and Patricia Ann Abbott and Rebecca A. Charlton},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={3469-3480}
}
Little is known about ageing with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We examined the characteristics of adults referred to a specialist diagnostic centre for assessment of possible ASD, 100 of whom received an ASD diagnosis and 46 did not. Few demographic differences were noted between the groups. Comorbid psychiatric disorders were high in individuals with ASD (58 %) and non-ASD (59 %). Individuals who received an ASD diagnosis had higher self-rated severity of ASD traits than non-ASD individuals… CONTINUE READING

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