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Title: The occurrence of mood and anxiety difficulties in males and females with pervasive developmental disorders
Author: Innocente, M.
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2007
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An emerging literature consistently shows that individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) experience higher rates of mood and anxiety difficulties than typically developing populations. The current review considers the evidence for the increased relative prevalence rates and addresses the queried validity of such diagnoses in PDD populations. The complex issue of assessment in this population, particularly with regards to self-report, is discussed. The evidence that psychiatric co-morbidity forms part of the broad autism phenotype is also reviewed. Possible etiological factors are then explored, including the hypothesised role of self- concept and friendships. The implications of these findings for the understanding of and assessment of PDD are presented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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