publication . Article . 2005

Autism Spectrum Traits in Children with Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Kenneth E. Towbin; Anne G. Pradella; Tristan Gorrindo; Daniel S. Pine; Ellen Leibenluft;
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  • Published: 10 Aug 2005
Abstract
The autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can present with symptoms commonly found in mood and anxiety disorders. The Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), Children's Communication Checklist (CCC-2), and the Social Reciprocity Scale (SRS) were used to screen children in a mood disorders research clinic setting for symptoms of ASD. Ninetythree patients (mean age, 12.7 ± 2.8 years; percent male, 63%) completed at least one scale, and 50 children completed all three. The prevalence of those screening positive for a possible ASD on one instrument was 62% and on all three measures was 8%. Fifty-seven percent (n = 21/37; odds ratio, 4.59 [95% confidence interval (CI) =...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Pharmacology (medical), Psychiatry and Mental health, Mood disorders, medicine.disease, medicine, Checklist, Odds ratio, Autism, Mood, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, Psychology, Confidence interval, Clinical psychology
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