Psychiatric Comorbidity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison with Children with ADHD

  title={Psychiatric Comorbidity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comparison with Children with ADHD},
  author={Francisca J. A. van Steensel and Susan Maria B{\"o}gels and Esther de Bruin},
  booktitle={Journal of child and family studies},
The present study was conducted with the aim to identify comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (n = 40) and to compare those comorbidity rates to those in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (n = 40). Participants were clinically referred children aged 7-18 years. DSM-IV classifications were used for the primary diagnosis (ASD/ADHD), while comorbid psychiatric disorders were assessed using a structured diagnostic interview, the… CONTINUE READING
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