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Demographic and Cognitive Profile of Individuals Seeking a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adulthood

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, August 2016
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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4 news outlets
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2 blogs
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26 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

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Title
Demographic and Cognitive Profile of Individuals Seeking a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adulthood
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, August 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10803-016-2886-2
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Authors

Francesca G. Happé, Hassan Mansour, Pippa Barrett, Tony Brown, Patricia Abbott, Rebecca A. Charlton

Abstract

Little is known about ageing with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We examined the characteristics of adults referred to a specialist diagnostic centre for assessment of possible ASD, 100 of whom received an ASD diagnosis and 46 did not. Few demographic differences were noted between the groups. Comorbid psychiatric disorders were high in individuals with ASD (58 %) and non-ASD (59 %). Individuals who received an ASD diagnosis had higher self-rated severity of ASD traits than non-ASD individuals. Within the ASD group, older age was associated with higher ratings of ASD traits and better cognitive performance. One interpretation is that general cognitive ability and the development of coping strategies across the lifespan, do not necessarily reduce ASD traits but may mitigate their effects.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 115 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 18%
Researcher 19 16%
Student > Master 19 16%
Unspecified 15 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 12%
Other 29 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 61 52%
Unspecified 19 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 9%
Neuroscience 7 6%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Other 13 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 February 2018.
All research outputs
#273,094
of 13,619,374 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#97
of 3,328 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,776
of 262,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#2
of 59 outputs
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