The Heavy Burden of Psychiatric Comorbidity in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Large Comparative Study of a Psychiatrically Referred Population

  title={The Heavy Burden of Psychiatric Comorbidity in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Large Comparative Study of a Psychiatrically Referred Population},
  author={G. Joshi and C. Petty and J. Wozniak and A. Henin and R. Fried and Maribel Galdo and Meghan Kotarski and S. Walls and J. Biederman},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • G. Joshi, C. Petty, +6 authors J. Biederman
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • The objective of the study was to systematically examine patterns of psychiatric comorbidity in referred youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including autistic disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Consecutively referred children and adolescents to a pediatric psychopharmacology program were assessed with structured diagnostic interview and measures of psychosocial functioning. Comparisons were made between those youth satisfying diagnostic criteria for… CONTINUE READING
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