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Autistic disorders in Down syndrome: background factors and clinical trials

Författare och institution:
Peder Rasmussen (Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa, Avdelningen för barn- och ungdomspsykiatri); Börjesson Ola (-); Elisabet Wentz (Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa, Avdelningen för barn- och ungdomspsykiatri); Christopher Gillberg (Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa, Avdelningen för barn- och ungdomspsykiatri)
Publicerad i:
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 43 ( 11 ) s. 750-754
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
A study of a clinic-based sample of 25 individuals (12 females, 13 males; age at diagnosis 14.4 years, SD 7.4 years; age range 4 to 33 years) with Down syndrome (DS) and autism spectrum disorders, demonstrates that autism is by no means rare in DS. Results showed that there was a considerable delay in the diagnosis of autism as compared with children with autism who did not have DS. In 11 participants medical factors were identified that were likely to be of importance in contributing to the development of autism, and in four further participants there were factors of possible significance. Such factors include a history of autism or autism-related disorders in first- or second-degree relatives (n=5), infantile spasms (n=5), early hypothyroidism (n=3), evidence of brain injury after complicated heart surgery (n=2), or a combination of these factors. It is important that autism is recognised, identified, and fully assessed in individuals with DS in order for them to receive appropriate education and support.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Psykiatri ->
Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri
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Posten skapad:
2011-06-16 14:58

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