ERIC Number: EJ1037906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Empirically Based Phenotypic Profiles of Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Interpretation in the Light of the DSM-5
Greaves-Lord, Kirstin; Eussen, Mart L. J. M.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Minderaa, Ruud B.; Mandy, William; Hudziak, James J.; Steenhuis, Mark Peter; de Nijs, Pieter F.; Hartman, Catharina A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n8 p1784-1797 Aug 2013
This study aimed to contribute to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) debates on the conceptualization of autism by investigating (1) whether empirically based distinct phenotypic profiles could be distinguished within a sample of mainly cognitively able children with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), and (2) how profiles related to diagnoses and co-occurring behavioral and emotional problems. Six classes with distinct profiles were discerned. Three classes showed profiles not completely in line with the proposed DSM-5 conceptualization of autism. These classes included relatively many cognitively able individuals with PDD-not otherwise specified. However, profiles seemed to suit other diagnostic categories, such as social communication disorder. These alternative diagnoses could retain eligibility for services, and might adequately fit more specifically targeted interventions.
Descriptors: Profiles, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Autism, Comorbidity, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands