One Third of Autism Cases Also Have ADHD Symptoms

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized
5 Jun 2013

An article published today, June 5, 2013, about a new research done at Kennedy Krieger Institute suggests that one third of the children diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) between 4 and 8 years of age, also showed clinically clear symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The study published in Autism: The International Journal and Practice, recognized an important co-occurrence of ADHD and ASD.

In this one third of population it is likely that thier cognitive, social and adaptive functioning is impaired compared to those diagnosed with ASD only.

Finding a relation between the two conditions ASD and ADHD can help refine the quality of life of these children.

One good thing about the new DSM-5 is the removal of the prohibition of the dual diagnosis with ASD and ADHD. In other words -as far as my understanding- a child can be diagnosed with both conditions.

Please read the full article here:

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