Articles on ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

The co-occurrence of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children – what do we know?

By Yael Leitner Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) often co-occur. The DSM-IV had specified that an ASD diagnosis is an exclusion criterion for ADHD, thereby limiting research of this common clinical co-occurrence. As neurodevelopmental disorders, both ASD and ADHD share some phenotypic similarities, but are characterized by [...]

Relationship Problems of Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

By Tony Attwood The following article was recently published as the Foreword to an excellent and highly recommended new book: “The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome” by Susan J. Moreno, Marci Wheeler and Kealah Parkinson, 2012, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London. Introduction Adults with Asperger’s syndrome have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining [...]