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ERIC Number: EJ886533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Increased Clinical and Neurocognitive Impairment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Bipolar Disorder
Weissman, Adam S.; Bates, Marsha E.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v4 n4 p670-680 Oct-Dec 2010
Bipolar (BD) symptomatology is prevalent in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and may lead to increased impairment. The current study compared clinical and neurocognitive impairment in children (7-13 years) diagnosed with ASD (n=55), BD (n=34), ASD + BD (n=23), and a non-clinical control group (n=27). Relative to the ASD group, the ASD + BD group reported elevated rates of aggression and delinquency, behavioral disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and suicidal ideation, and poorer performance on the Stroop Color-Word Test. Future research might address how best to improve diagnostic assessment and adapt treatment to meet the needs of this uniquely impaired population. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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