Parent-rated anxiety symptoms in children with pervasive developmental disorders: frequency and association with core autism symptoms and cognitive functioning.
|Title||Parent-rated anxiety symptoms in children with pervasive developmental disorders: frequency and association with core autism symptoms and cognitive functioning.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Sukhodolsky, DG, Scahill L, Gadow KD, Arnold EL, Aman MG, McDougle CJ, McCracken JT, Tierney E, Williams White S, Lecavalier L, Vitiello B|
|Journal||Journal of abnormal child psychology|
|Date Published||2008 Jan|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Aggression, Antipsychotic Agents, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Autistic Disorder, Central Nervous System Stimulants, Child, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Child, Preschool, Cognition Disorders, Comorbidity, Cross-Over Studies, Double-Blind Method, Female, Humans, Intelligence, Language Development Disorders, Male, Methylphenidate, Personality Assessment, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Risperidone, Social Behavior, Stereotyped Behavior|
In addition to the core symptoms, children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) often exhibit other problem behaviors such as aggression, hyperactivity, and anxiety, which can contribute to overall impairment and, therefore, become the focus of clinical attention. Limited data are available on the prevalence of anxiety in these children. We examined frequency and correlates of parent-rated anxiety symptoms in a large sample of children with PDD.
|Alternate Journal||J Abnorm Child Psychol|