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dc.contributor.authorMannion, Arlene
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldine
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Olive
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-21T08:11:28Z
dc.date.available2018-06-21T08:11:28Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-15
dc.identifier.citationMannion, Arlene, Leader, Geraldine, & Healy, Olive. (2013). An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(1), 35-42. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2012.05.002en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1750-9467
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/7411
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated comorbidity in eighty-nine children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland. Comorbidity is the presence of one or more disorders in addition to a primary disorder. The prevalence of comorbid psychological disorders, behaviours associated with comorbid psychopathology, epilepsy, gastrointestinal symptoms and sleep problems were examined. Age, gender, level of intellectual disability, presence of epilepsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and an anxiety disorder were determined using a self-constructed demographic questionnaire. The Autism Spectrum Disorder-Comorbidity-Child (ASD-CC) was administered to informants to assess symptoms of psychopathology and emotional difficulties. The Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and Gastrointestinal Symptom Inventory were administered to assess sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms respectively. Forty-six percent of participants had a comorbid disorder, with this number increasing to 78.7% if intellectual disability was included. The prevalence of epilepsy was 10.1%. AD/HD was 18% and an anxiety disorder was 15.7%. Prevalence rates of gastrointestinal symptoms and sleep problems are discussed in the study. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_IE
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dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofResearch In Autism Spectrum Disordersen
dc.subjectPERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERSen_IE
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITYen_IE
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERSen_IE
dc.subjectPOPULATIONen_IE
dc.subjectDISTURBANCEen_IE
dc.subjectPREVALENCEen_IE
dc.subjectREGRESSIONen_IE
dc.subjectBEHAVIORen_IE
dc.subjectHABITSen_IE
dc.subjectSAMPLEen_IE
dc.titleAn investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorderen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-06-18T20:00:19Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rasd.2012.05.002
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2012.05.002en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid14500952
dc.local.contactArlene Mannion, Irish Centre For Autism, & Neurodevelopment Research, School Of Psychology, Nui Galway. Email: arlene.mannion@nuigalway.ie
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