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Autism Severity as a Predictor of Comorbid Conditions

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The relationship between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and comorbid disorders has become an increasingly popular area of study. This trend has been spurred by the recognition that many physical and psychological problems are present when a diagnosis of ASD has been confirmed. This paper studied comorbid psychopathology and challenging behaviors of 207 individuals diagnosed with ASD between 2 and 16 years of age. More severe symptoms of ASD resulted in more symptoms on multiple comorbidities. The implications of these data are discussed.

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Jang, J., Matson, J.L. Autism Severity as a Predictor of Comorbid Conditions. J Dev Phys Disabil 27, 405–415 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-015-9421-9

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