Parent-rated anxiety symptoms in children with pervasive developmental disorders: frequency and association with core autism symptoms and cognitive functioning.

TitleParent-rated anxiety symptoms in children with pervasive developmental disorders: frequency and association with core autism symptoms and cognitive functioning.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSukhodolsky, DG, Scahill L, Gadow KD, Arnold EL, Aman MG, McDougle CJ, McCracken JT, Tierney E, Williams White S, Lecavalier L, Vitiello B
JournalJournal of abnormal child psychology
Volume36
Issue1
Pagination117-28
Date Published2008 Jan
ISSN0091-0627
KeywordsAdolescent, 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
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.brat.2011.06.001
Alternate JournalJ Abnorm Child Psychol