Asperger disorder in adults

Manu Arora, Samir Kumar Praharaj, Sujit Sarkhel, Vinod Kumar Sinha

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Abstract

Asperger disorder was first described in 1944 by the Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger. It was introduced as a separate diagnostic category from autistic disorder in DSM-IV and ICD-10. The pattern of comorbidity in Asperger disorder is different from autistic disorder, with a higher level of psychosis, violent behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. We present three cases of Asperger disorder diagnosed for the first time in adulthood, with psychosis being the predominant reason for the referral. In each case, the psychosis improved with antipsychotic treatment, although core autistic symptoms remained the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume104
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2011

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Asperger Syndrome
Psychotic Disorders
Autistic Disorder
International Classification of Diseases
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Antipsychotic Agents
Comorbidity
Referral and Consultation
Therapeutics

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Arora, Manu ; Praharaj, Samir Kumar ; Sarkhel, Sujit ; Sinha, Vinod Kumar. / Asperger disorder in adults. In: Southern Medical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 104, No. 4. pp. 264-268.
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Arora, M, Praharaj, SK, Sarkhel, S & Sinha, VK 2011, 'Asperger disorder in adults', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 104, no. 4, pp. 264-268. https://doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31820c015d

Asperger disorder in adults. / Arora, Manu; Praharaj, Samir Kumar; Sarkhel, Sujit; Sinha, Vinod Kumar.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 104, No. 4, 01.04.2011, p. 264-268.

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