DIFFERENTIATION OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SYMPTOMS FROM OTHER PERSONALITY TRAITS AND STYLES
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) combined all previous autism diagnoses into a single diagnostic category, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). One critical issue with the DSM-5 ASD symptoms is that they overlap with behaviors consistent with introversion, a non- pathological tendency to be introspective, and the symptoms of schizoid personality disorder. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether an 84-item measure of the ASD DSM-5 criteria (Coolidge Autism Symptom Survey; CASS) could differentiate among extroverted ...
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