View Full Version : Kids With ADHD Often Show Autistic Traits


ginniebean
10-22-13, 10:57 PM
BARCELONA, Spain ― Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have comorbid autistic traits (ATs), which can cause them to face more social difficulties, new research suggests.
Past research has shown that kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have comorbid ADHD. However, a new study suggests that the reverse may also be true.


The study of 469 children showed that significantly more of those with ADHD had ATs compared with their peers without ADHD. In addition, the group with both ADHD and ATs had significantly more psychopathologic, neuropsychological, and interpersonal deficits, as well as more emotional dysregulation.

"We showed that some children who do not fulfil the criteria for autism have a lot of similar social difficulties and interpersonal dysfunction. That might be something that's important to recognize," principal investigator Joseph Biederman, MD, told Medscape Medical News.



"I would tell clinicians to pay attention to this possibility. It represented about 20% of our children with ADHD," added Dr. Biederman, who is from the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and from the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


For the rest of the article go to

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812690?nlid=36203_1842&src=wnl_edit_medp_wir&spon=17




This does not surprise me one little bit. It's nice to know that those of us who have had these problems will finally have it acknowledged and potentially better treatment.

ana futura
10-23-13, 01:49 AM
Awesome. That's me 100%.

Corina86
10-23-13, 07:50 AM
I wish I could read the article, but I don't want to make an account. Can you summarize it for me, please?

Tulip7171
11-30-13, 01:04 PM
I was just talking to my therapist about the possibility of my having Asperger's because of my observation of autism traits in my self & some family members.

The more I think about it, I'm not sure I actually have enough traits to be diagnosed, but this relieves me of the idea that maybe I'm seeing things that aren't there.

Amtram
11-30-13, 03:00 PM
Here's a link to the "print" version. Just close up the printer box if it shows up: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812690_print

And again, not a surprise. Especially if you came from a family, and know others, who have both diagnoses in a group of siblings - or both diagnoses in one child in addition to a single diagnosis in a sibling.

Lunacie
11-30-13, 04:44 PM
Here's a link to the "print" version. Just close up the printer box if it shows up: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812690_print

And again, not a surprise. Especially if you came from a family, and know others, who have both diagnoses in a group of siblings - or both diagnoses in one child in addition to a single diagnosis in a sibling.

Thanks, but that page is still saying you have to join to read.

Amtram
11-30-13, 06:14 PM
Gosh Darn it, I thought for sure it would work. Sorry about that.

daveddd
11-30-13, 06:29 PM
i hate doing this because i posted it elsewhere , but in a section that doesnt get read much, and i feel bad for people who cant get this article

i just think this is such a nice powere point and so adhd friendly to read, that i want to share it for people who might not go in that section

highlights the aspergers adhd overlap towards the end

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=thomas%20brown%20top%20down%20emotion%20regulati on%20adhd&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDQQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adhd.is%2Fstatic%2Ffiles%2Fgr einasafn%2Fglaerur_Tok_a_tilveru%2F20.ppt&ei=P6KCUv6ZD4-E2wX7qID4BA&usg=AFQjCNHcXYFfPh0dKEAYzSFYBVa1UxM2Xg&sig2=hW0rnWvVP75XDMBWv26FMw