Autism, Psychosis, or Both? Unraveling Complex Patient Presentations

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2019-01-01

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© 2019 Elsevier Inc. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and schizophrenia spectrum disorders co-occur at elevated rates. Although these conditions are diagnostically distinct, they share multiple clinical features and genetic risk factors. This article describes the epidemiologic features and clinical manifestations of psychosis in individuals with ASDs, while also discussing shared genetic risk factors and affected brain regions. Components of a diagnostic assessment, including a thorough developmental, behavioral, medical, and psychiatric history, will be reviewed. The authors highlight the manifestations of catatonia in this population and note the shared features between catatonia and ASDs. Finally, treatment approaches and areas for future study are suggested.

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10.1016/j.chc.2019.08.003

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Chandrasekhar, Tara, John Nathan Copeland, Marina Spanos and Linmarie Sikich (2019). Autism, Psychosis, or Both? Unraveling Complex Patient Presentations. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 29(1). pp. 103–113. 10.1016/j.chc.2019.08.003 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/19483.

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Chandrasekhar

Tara Chandrasekhar

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Duke Autism Clinic

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J. Nathan Copeland

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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