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Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Jan S. Greenberg, Julie Lounds Taylor, Leann Smith, Gael I. Orsmond, Anna Esbensen and Jinkuk Hong

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0016
Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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This chapter summarizes the available research and provides an in-depth report of the findings from an ongoing longitudinal study, “Adolescents and Adults with Autism.” It focuses on the developmental course of autism symptoms and behavior problems during adolescence and adulthood; physical and psychiatric comorbidities during these life stages; the transition from school to adult life; and family relations. The goal is to present a multidimensional description of autism spectrum disorders during adolescence and adulthood.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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