Asperger Disorder in Adults

Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2011) Asperger Disorder in Adults. Southern Medical Journal, 104 (4). pp. 264-268.

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Asperger disorder was first described in 1944 by the Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger. It was introduced as a separate diagnostic category from autistic disorder in DSM-IV and ICD-10. The pattern of comorbidity in Asperger disorder is different from autistic disorder, with a higher level of psychosis, violent behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. We present three cases of Asperger disorder diagnosed for the first time in adulthood, with psychosis being the predominant reason for the referral. In each case, the psychosis improved with antipsychotic treatment, although core autistic symptoms remained the same

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asperger disorder; Autism; Psychosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2013 06:38
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 06:38

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