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Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology

Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand

Subject: Medicine

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eISSN: 2245-8875

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Psychiatric problems and quality of life in a clinical sample of adolescents: The role of peer relations
Finnish schoolchildren’s perceived health-related quality of life deteriorates remarkably with age
The Growing Trend of Prescribing Antipsychotics for Young People in Finland, 2000 to 2010
Are Autistic Traits in Youth Meaningful? A Replication study in Non-referred Siblings of Youth with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 2 (May 2014) - List of articles

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special Issue on the Topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Angela M. Reiersen/ Sven Bölte

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2014-008

How do Girls with Low Functioning Autism Compare to Boys with Autism and Typically Developing Girls with regard to Behavior, Cognition, and Psychopathology?

Camilla Nguyen/ Angelica Ronald

The female autism spectrum disorder (ASD) phenotype is currently underresearched. Girls with ASD may differ from boys with ASD, yet few studies have tested this hypothesis, particularly among low functioning individuals. This study compared girls and boys with predominantly low functioning ASD and typically developing girls during middle and late childhood across autism symptoms, cognition, sensory overresponsivity, and co-occurring psychopathology. Three mental-age–matched groups were compared:(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2014-009

Underidentification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Females: A Case Series Illustrating the Unique Presentation of this Disorder in Young Women

Andrea Trubanova/ Katharine Donlon/ Nicole L. Kreiser/ Thomas H. Ollendick/ Susan W. White

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed more often in males than females, with the male-to-female gender ratio reported to be around 4.3:1 to 5:1. It is possible that the underrecognition of ASD in females partially contributes to this uneven ratio. Recent attention has been placed on understanding the processes that give rise to this gender difference in ASD prevalence. Socialization may contribute to the unique presentation of ASD in females, which may underlie this condition’s subsequent (..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2014-010

Toward the Successful Employment of Adults with Autism: A First Analysis of Special Interests and Factors Deemed Important for Vocational Performance

Jennifer Christina Kirchner/ Isabel Dziobek

Adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and with intelligence quotients in the normal range are disproportionately affected by unemployment. We sought to assess special interests that could bear potential for employment as well as factors deemed relevant for work performance in adults with ASD. A newly compiled self-report online questionnaire was administered to high-functioning adults with ASD to assess special interests as well as factors that both interfere with and facilitate work perf(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2014-011

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Traits, and Substance Use Among Missouri Adolescents

Richard C. Mulligan/ Angela M. Reiersen/ Alexandre A. Todorov

Although existing literature demonstrates the association of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with both substance use (SU) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), few studies have examined rates of SU among adolescents with elevated ASD symptoms, with or without comorbid ADHD. Clinic-based studies suggest a possible protective effect of ASD against SU, but this has not been confirmed in population-based studies. We examined alcohol, tobacco, and drug use in adolescents with either ADH(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sjcapp-2014-012

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