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Asperger syndrome in males over two decades


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Title: Asperger syndrome in males over two decades
Authors: Helles, Adam
E-mail: adam.helles@gnc.gu.se
Issue Date: 13-May-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Helles, A. et al. Asperger syndrome in males over two decades: stability and predictors of diagnosis. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;56(6):711-8.
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II. Gillberg, I.C. et al. Boys with Asperger Syndrome Grow Up: Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders 20 Years After Initial Diagnosis. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jan;46(1):74-82.
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III. Helles, A. et al. Asperger syndrome in males over two decades: Quality of life in relation to diagnostic stability and psychiatric comorbidity. Autism. Accepted.

IV. Helles, A. et al. Asperger syndrome in childhood – personality dimensions in adult life: Temperament, character and outcome trajectories. BJPsychOpen. Accepted.
Date of Defence: 2016-06-03
Disputation: Fredagen den 3 juni 2016, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Asperger syndrome
Psychiatric comorbidity
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Longitudinal study
Quality of Life
Diagnosis
Personality
Outcome
Abstract: ● BACKGROUND: Not much is known about the long-term outcome of Asperger syndrome (AS). The first set of diagnostic criteria was published in the late 1980’s. Research on other normal range IQ Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has shown great variability in terms of outcome. ● AIMS: The purpose of the present study was to study the naturalistic course of AS into adulthood in a clinical cohort of 100 males with AS diagnosed in childhood and to examine (1) stability of the diagnosis, (2) psychiatric ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9778-9 (Print)
978-91-628-9779-6 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/42343
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