Prevalence and Correlates of Psychiatric Symptoms in Minimally Verbal Children and Adolescents with ASD

March 11th, 2019

As part of our Center’s efforts to characterize the psychological profiles of children and adolescents with ASD who are minimally verbal, we recently published a paper describing the types and incidence of psychiatric symptoms in this population. Findings, based on parent report measures, indicated that the number of clinically significant psychiatric comorbidities emerged as the main predictor of problem behaviors. Nevertheless, the wide range of co-occuring psychopathology was not directly related to autism symptom severity, intellectual disability or limitations in adaptive functioning in our sample of children and adolescents. 

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