Preschool to school in autism: neuropsychiatric problems 8 years after diagnosis at 3 years of age

Barnevik Olsson, M., Lundström, S., Westerlund, J., Giacobini, M. B., Gillberg, C. and Fernell, E. (2016) Preschool to school in autism: neuropsychiatric problems 8 years after diagnosis at 3 years of age. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(8), pp. 2749-2755. (doi:10.1007/s10803-016-2819-0) (PMID:27230761)

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Abstract

The study presents neuropsychiatric profiles of children aged 11 with autism spectrum disorder, assessed before 4.5 years, and after interventions. The original group comprised a community sample of 208 children with ASD. Parents of 128 participated—34 with average intellectual function, 36 with borderline intellectual function and 58 with intellectual disability. They were interviewed using the Autism-Tics, AD/HD and other Comorbidities interview. Criteria for a clinical/subclinical proxy of ASD were met by 71, 89 and 95 %, respectively. Criteria for at least one of ASD, AD/HD, Learning disorder or Developmental Coordination Disorder were met by 82, 94 and 97 %. More than 90 % of children with a preschool diagnosis of ASD have remaining neuropsychiatric problems at 11, despite early intervention.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Financial support was given through a grant support from Prima Child and Adult Psychiatry (MBO), from Kempe Carlgren´s Foundation (EF), from the Wilhelm and Martina Lundgren Research Foundation (MBO), from the LifeWatch Award, Niclas Öberg Foundation (EF), and from Per and Annmari Ahlqvist Foundation (CG).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillberg, Professor Christopher
Authors: Barnevik Olsson, M., Lundström, S., Westerlund, J., Giacobini, M. B., Gillberg, C., and Fernell, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0162-3257
ISSN (Online):1573-3432
Published Online:26 May 2016

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