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ERIC Number: EJ763380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
High Rates of Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in PDD-NOS
de Bruin, Esther I.; Ferdinand, Robert F.; Meester, Sjifra; de Nijs, Pieter F. A.; Verheij, Fop
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n5 p877-886 May 2007
Rates of co-morbid psychiatric conditions in children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) are hardly available, although these conditions are often considered as more responsive to treatment than the core symptoms of PDD-NOS. Ninety-four children with PDD-NOS, aged 6-12 years were included. The DISC-IV-P was administered. At least one co-morbid psychiatric disorder was present in 80.9% of the children; 61.7% had a co-morbid disruptive behavior disorder, and 55.3% fulfilled criteria of an anxiety disorder. Compared to those without co-morbid psychiatric disorders, children with a co-morbid disorder had more deficits in social communication. Co-morbid disorders occur very frequently in children with PDD-NOS, and therefore clinical assessment in those children should include assessment of co-morbid DSM-IV disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children