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Autism in adults: symptom patterns and early childhood predictors. Use of the DISCO in a community sample followed from childhood

Autism in adults: symptom patterns and early childhood predictors. Use of the DISCO in a community sample followed from childhood,10.1111/j.1469-7610.

Autism in adults: symptom patterns and early childhood predictors. Use of the DISCO in a community sample followed from childhood   (Citations: 24)
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Journal: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry - J CHILD PSYCHOL PSYCHIAT , vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 1102-1110, 2007
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    • ...Autism is known to be a highly stable diagnosis, and there is now a substantial body of literature showing that individuals meeting criteria for autism in early childhood are highly likely to maintain this diagnosis when reassessed in adulthood ...

    Andrew J. O. Whitehouseet al. Are Autistic Traits in the General Population Stable across Developmen...

    • ...Clinical follow-up studies have also shown modest improvement in autism symptoms from early childhood to adulthood (Billstedt et al. 2007; Howlin et al. 2000; Mawhood et al. 2000)...
    • ...adolescence and adulthood (Billstedt et al. 2007) and less improvement in autism symptoms over time (McGovern and Sigman 2005; Shattuck et al. 2007)...
    • ...Billstedt et al. (2007) found that females with ASD had better quality social interactions than males, although gender was unrelated to reciprocal communication or limited patterns of self-chosen activities...

    Julie Lounds Tayloret al. Changes in the Autism Behavioral Phenotype During the Transition to Ad...

    • ...The three core autism symptoms (impairment in communication, social interactions, repetitive or stereotyped behaviors and interests) tend to persist in adulthood (Billsted et al. 2007; Matson et al. 2008), but in some people symptom severity decreases over time (Seltzer et al. 2003; Shattuck et al. 2007)...
    • ...The presence of early language skills (e.g., before age 5) and a higher level of intellectual functioning (IQ C 70) have been associated with symptom improvement in adulthood (Billsted et al. 2007; Eaves and Ho 2008)...

    Vasiliki Totsikaet al. Behavior Problems, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Quality of Life for Older...

    • ...In further support, treatment studies revealed that the symptoms of anxiety, and anxiety disorders, in autism can be decreased (e.g., Sofronoff et al. 2005 ;C halfant et al.2007; Reaven et al. 2009), while the core symptoms of autism are found to be rather persistent (e.g. Billstedt et al. 2007)...

    Francisca J. A. van Steenselet al. Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Autistic Spectrum D...

    • ...Intellectual functioning is also an important predictor of outcome in ASD (Billstedt et al. 2007; Venter et al. 1992); it is essential for monitoring progress and development (Koegel et al. 1997), and also has been used for the purposes of differential diagnosis (Goldstein et al. 2008)...

    Rafael E. Oliveras-Rentaset al. WISC-IV Profile in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: Impaire...

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