ERIC Number: EJ843489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorder Behaviors in Boys with Autism Spectrum Disorder with and without Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder versus Several Comparison Samples
Guttmann-Steinmetz, Sarit; Gadow, Kenneth D.; DeVincent, Carla J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n7 p976-985 Jul 2009
We compared disruptive behaviors in boys with either autism spectrum disorder (ASD) plus ADHD (n = 74), chronic multiple tic disorder plus ADHD (n = 47), ADHD Only (n = 59), or ASD Only (n = 107). Children were evaluated with parent and teacher versions of the Child Symptom Inventory-4 including parent- (n = 168) and teacher-rated (n = 173) community controls. Parents rated children in the three ADHD groups comparably for each symptom of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder. Teacher ratings indicated that the ASD + ADHD group evidenced a unique pattern of ODD symptom severity, differentiating them from the other ADHD groups, and from the ASD Only group. The clinical features of ASD appear to influence co-morbid, DSM-IV-defined ODD, with implications for nosology.
Descriptors: Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis, Antisocial Behavior, Males, Behavior Disorders, Neurological Impairments, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Severity (of Disability), Check Lists
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