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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/67153
Title:
Autism spectrum traits in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Authors:
Ivarsson, Tord; Melin, Karin
Citation:
Journal of anxiety disorders. 2008, 22 (6):969-78
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18053683?ordinalpos=4&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

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dc.contributor.authorIvarsson, Tord-
dc.contributor.authorMelin, Karin-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-05T08:41:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-05T08:41:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008-08-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of anxiety disorders. 2008, 22 (6):969-78en
dc.identifier.issn0887-6185-
dc.identifier.pmid18053683-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.10.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/67153-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Assess the prevalence of autistic traits (AST) in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and relate them to OCD co-morbidity and compare them with published normative data. METHODS: Pediatric patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (n=109) according to the DSM-IV were studied using parent ratings of the Autistic Symptom/Syndrome Questionnaire to assess AST symptoms as a continuous rather than categorical trait. The KSADS, a semi-structured psychiatric interview, was used for the psychiatric diagnostic evaluation. Also, the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale was used to assess OCD severity and other clinical features. RESULTS: AST was common among our patients. Symptom scores were highest in cases with co-morbid Autistic Spectrum Disorders, but cases with other co-morbidities as tics/Tourette and attention/behavioral disorders also scored higher. All sub-groups, including OCD without these co-morbidities scored higher than the Swedish normative group. Using ANOVA, co-morbid ASD and tics/Tourette (plus a term for gender by tic interaction indicating that girls with tics scored high, otherwise low) and pathological doubt contributed (R2=.41) to the AST-traits, while OCD severity and co-morbid anxiety- and depressive disorders did not. CONCLUSION: AST traits are prevalent in OCD and seem to be intricately associated with the co-morbidities as well as the OCD syndrome itself. The findings might have implication for our nosological understanding of OCD which currently is discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18053683?ordinalpos=4&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSumen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.titleAutism spectrum traits in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentCentre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, Gullhaug Torg 4B, Oslo, Norway. tord.ivarsson@r-bup.noen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of anxiety disordersen

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