Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia: a comparative neuropsychological study

Marinopoulou, M., Lugnegård, T., Hallerbäck, M. U., Gillberg, C. and Billstedt, E. (2016) Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia: a comparative neuropsychological study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(7), pp. 2292-2304. (doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2758-9) (PMID:26936160)

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Abstract

There has been an increasing interest in possible connections between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia in the last decade. Neuropsychological comparison studies have, however, been few. The present study examined similarities and differences in intellectual and executive functioning between adults with Asperger syndrome (AS) and adults with schizophrenic psychosis (SP). A group with AS and a group with SP were assessed neuropsychologically with WAIS-III and D-KEFS. Similarities were found between groups, as displayed by an uneven cognitive profile, limitations in working memory, processing speed and some aspects of executive functioning. Full Scale IQ was higher in the AS group. These results add to the current research illuminating similarities and differences between ASD and schizophrenia on a cognitive level.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillberg, Professor Christopher
Authors: Marinopoulou, M., Lugnegård, T., Hallerbäck, M. U., Gillberg, C., and Billstedt, 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:03 March 2016

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