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Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia: Psychiatric and social cognitive aspects


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Title: Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia: Psychiatric and social cognitive aspects
Authors: Lugnegård, Tove
E-mail: tove.lugnegard@liv.se
Issue Date: 23-Jan-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Lugnegård, T, Unenge Hallerbäck, M, Gillberg, C. Psychiatric comorbidity in young adults with a clinical diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities 2011 32 (5),1910-1917.
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II. Lugnegård, T, Unenge Hallerbäck, M, Gillberg, C. Personality disorders and autism spectrum disorders: what are the connections? Comprehensive Psychiatry 2011 (in press)
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III. Lugnegård, T, Unenge Hallerbäck, M, Gillberg, C. Self-report of autistic traits in schizophrenia: a comparative study using the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ). (submitted)

IV. Lugnegård, T, Unenge Hallerbäck, M, Hjärthag, F, Gillberg, C. Social cognition impairments in Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia. (submitted)
Date of Defence: 2012-02-03
Disputation: Fredagen den 3 februari 2012, kl.13.00, Hörsal Ivan Östholm, Medicinaregatan 13
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: autism spectrum
Asperger syndrome
schizophrenia
personality disorder
Autism-spectrum Quotient
Animations Task
Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test
Abstract: Background: Asperger syndrome (AS) and schizophrenia are psychiatric disorders often implying low global social functioning and a life-long course. Both disorders are of neurodevelopmental origin and genetic factors are prominent. Diagnostic criteria concerning age of onset, life course and the presence of psychotic symptoms differ markedly across the two disorders. However, considerable similarities regarding social cognitive and neurocognitive deficits as well as developmental delays have been... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8404-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28002
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