Comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with autism: interview development and rates of disorders.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia was modified for use in children and adolescents with autism by developing additional screening questions and coding options that reflect the presentation of psychiatric disorders in autism spectrum disorders. The modified instrument, the Autism Comorbidity Interview-Present and Lifetime Version (ACI-PL), was piloted and frequently diagnosed disorders, depression, ADHD, and OCD, were tested for reliability and validity. The ACI-PL provides reliable DSM diagnoses that are valid based on clinical psychiatric diagnosis and treatment history. The sample demonstrated a high prevalence of specific phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and ADHD. The rates of psychiatric disorder in autism are high and are associated with functional impairment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leyfer, OT; Folstein, SE; Bacalman, S; Davis, NO; Dinh, E; Morgan, J; Tager-Flusberg, H; Lainhart, JE

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 849 - 861

PubMed ID

  • 16845581

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-3257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10803-006-0123-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States