The importance of catatonia and stereotypies in autistic spectrum disorders.

@article{Stoppelbein2006TheIO,
  title={The importance of catatonia and stereotypies in autistic spectrum disorders.},
  author={Laura A Stoppelbein and Leilani Greening and Angelina M. Kakooza},
  journal={International review of neurobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={103-18}
}
Motor disturbances are often observed in individuals with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and recognized as diagnostic features of these disorders. The movement disorders characteristically associated with autism include stereotypies and self-injurious behavior. Yet, individuals with ASD may also be at the risk for catatonia. Although not as frequent as stereotypies, up to 17% of older adolescents and adults with autistic disorder may have severe catatonic-like symptoms. Catatonia may be a… CONTINUE READING
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