Symptom overlap between autism spectrum disorder, generalized social anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults: a preliminary case-controlled study.

@article{Cath2008SymptomOB,
  title={Symptom overlap between autism spectrum disorder, generalized social anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults: a preliminary case-controlled study.},
  author={Danielle C. Cath and Natalie Ran and Johannes H Smit and Anton J. L. M. van Balkom and Hannie C. Comijs},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={101-10}
}
BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) frequently co-occur in persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We studied which features distinguish 'pure' anxiety disordered patients from those with co-morbid ASD. METHOD In a case-controlled design in which groups were matched for age, sex and educational level, patients with OCD or SAD and co-morbid ASD were compared with patients with 'pure' (i.e. without ASD) OCD, with 'pure' SAD and a control group… CONTINUE READING

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