Title: Prevalence of behavioural and emotional problems in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders
year: 2011
Journal: Aust N Z J Psychiatry
Volume: 45
Issue: 5
Pages: 370-5
Epubdate: 09/12/2010
date: May
Alternate Journal: The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
ISSN: 01/04/8674
DOI: 10.3109/00048674.2010.534071
Accession Number: 21138332
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The goal of the present study was to examine the prevalence of behavioural and emotional problems among children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). METHOD: Archival data from a total of 71 children (Mage = 10.24, SD = 2.91) diagnosed by their clinicians to have high-functioning ASD were obtained. Information on demographics and behavioural and emotional problems from the Child Behavioural Checklist (CBCL) were entered. RESULTS: We found that between 72% and 86% of children with high-functioning ASD had at least one behavioural or emotional problem of clinical concerns as indicated by the CBCL syndromes and DSM-oriented scales. The most commonly reported problems were social problems (60.6%), thought problems (50.7%), attention problems (49.3%), and withdrawn/depressed (40.8%). Using the DSM-oriented scales, the most commonly reported problems were attention deficit/hyperactivity problems (35.2%), anxiety problems (33.8%) and affective problems (31%). CONCLUSIONS: Findings from the present study provide further evidence to support the high prevalence of behavioural and emotional problems, which could result in multiple psychiatric diagnoses among children with high-functioning ASD.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4521
Authors Address: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Child Guidance Clinic, 03-01 Health Promotion Board Building, 168937 Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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