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Describing the profile of diagnostic features in autistic adults using an abbreviated version of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO-Abbreviated)

Carrington, Sarah, Barrett, Sarah, Sivagamasundari, Umapathy, Fretwell, Christine, Noens, Ilse, Maljaars, Jarymke and Leekam, Susan 2019. Describing the profile of diagnostic features in autistic adults using an abbreviated version of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO-Abbreviated). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 49 (12) , pp. 5036-5046. 10.1007/s10803-019-04214-7

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Abstract

The rate of diagnosis of autism in adults has increased over recent years; however, the profile of behaviours in these individuals is less understood than the profile seen in those diagnosed in childhood. Better understanding of this profile will be essential to identify and remove potential barriers to diagnosis. Using an abbreviated form of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders, comparisons were drawn between the profile of a sample of able adults diagnosed in adulthood and the profile of a sample of able children. Results revealed both similarities and differences. A relative strength in non-verbal communication highlighted a potential barrier to diagnosis according to DSM-5 criteria for the adult sample, which may also have prevented them from being diagnosed as children.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0162-3257
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2019
Date of Acceptance: 30 August 2019
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 02:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125272

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