Advanced search
1 file | 166.28 KB

Delineating childhood autism spectrum symptoms from a maladaptive trait perspective

Author
Organization
Abstract
Children with autism spectrum disorders comprise a highly heterogeneous group within the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994) Pervasive Developmental Disorder section. Inadequate inclusion criteria and indefinite boundaries between different manifestations tend to hamper unambiguous diagnosis within the current DSM-IV taxonomy, resulting in a large group of children diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (Myhr, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 43:589–595, 1998) or diagnoses that do not comprehensively cover the symptomatology of the individual child. Suggestions for DSM-V include a reconceptualization of the autism spectrum in terms of two distinct symptom dimensions characterized by communication deficits and repetitive behaviours respectively (Swedo 2009) that may provide a more comprehensive description of autism manifestations. The current study corroborates this suggestion and introduces a new perspective on the autism spectrum at a young age, exploring the contribution of specific developmental personality pathology facets in characterizing these underlying dimensions of autism symptoms.
Keywords
PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION QUESTIONNAIRE, PERSONALITY-DISORDERS, DSM-V, DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW, DIMENSIONAL MODELS, ASPERGERS-SYNDROME, CHILDREN, VALIDITY, BEHAVIOR, Personality pathology, Child, Autism spectrum isorder

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 166.28 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
De Clercq, Barbara, Nathalie Aelterman, Sarah De Pauw, Marleen De Bolle, Mieke Decuyper, and Jennifer Tackett. 2010. “Delineating Childhood Autism Spectrum Symptoms from a Maladaptive Trait Perspective.” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 32 (4): 529–536.
APA
De Clercq, Barbara, Aelterman, N., De Pauw, S., De Bolle, M., Decuyper, M., & Tackett, J. (2010). Delineating childhood autism spectrum symptoms from a maladaptive trait perspective. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, 32(4), 529–536.
Vancouver
1.
De Clercq B, Aelterman N, De Pauw S, De Bolle M, Decuyper M, Tackett J. Delineating childhood autism spectrum symptoms from a maladaptive trait perspective. JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT. 2010;32(4):529–36.
MLA
De Clercq, Barbara, Nathalie Aelterman, Sarah De Pauw, et al. “Delineating Childhood Autism Spectrum Symptoms from a Maladaptive Trait Perspective.” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT 32.4 (2010): 529–536. Print.
@article{1109866,
  abstract     = {Children with autism spectrum disorders comprise a highly heterogeneous group within the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994) Pervasive Developmental Disorder section. Inadequate inclusion criteria and indefinite boundaries between different manifestations tend to hamper unambiguous diagnosis within the current DSM-IV taxonomy, resulting in a large group of children diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder not
otherwise specified (Myhr, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
43:589--595, 1998) or diagnoses that do not comprehensively
cover the symptomatology of the individual child. Suggestions for DSM-V include a reconceptualization of the autism spectrum in terms of two distinct symptom dimensions characterized by communication deficits and repetitive behaviours respectively (Swedo 2009) that may provide a more comprehensive description of autism manifestations. The current study corroborates this suggestion and introduces a new perspective on the autism spectrum at a young age, exploring the contribution of specific developmental personality pathology facets in characterizing these underlying dimensions of autism symptoms.},
  author       = {De Clercq, Barbara and Aelterman, Nathalie and De Pauw, Sarah and De Bolle, Marleen and Decuyper, Mieke and Tackett, Jennifer},
  issn         = {0882-2689},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {529--536},
  title        = {Delineating childhood autism spectrum symptoms from a maladaptive trait perspective},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-010-9191-8},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2010},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: