ERIC Number: EJ819067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Autism Profiles of Males With Fragile X Syndrome
Harris, Susan W.; Hessl, David; Goodlin-Jones, Beth; Ferranti, Jessica; Bacalman, Susan; Barbato, Ingrid; Tassone, Flora; Hagerman, Paul J.; Herman, Kristin; Hagerman, Randi J.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v113 n6 p427-438 Nov 2008
Autism, which is common in individuals with fragile X syndrome, is often difficult to diagnose. We compared the diagnostic classifications of two measures for autism diagnosis, the ADOS and the ADI-R, in addition to the DSM-IV-TR in 63 males with this syndrome. Overall, 30% of the subjects met criteria for autistic disorder and 30% met criteria for PDD-NOS. The classifications on the ADOS and DSM-IV-TR were most similar, whereas the ADI-R classified subjects as autistic much more frequently. We further investigated the relationship of both FMRP and FMR1 mRNA to symptoms of autism in this cohort and found no significant relationship between the measures of autism and molecular features, including FMRP, FMR1 mRNA, and CGG repeat number.
Descriptors: Autism, Males, Genetics, Profiles, Clinical Diagnosis, Classification, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Molecular Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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