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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(4), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7040071

Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Two Clinical Cases

University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Received: 20 March 2018 / Revised: 4 April 2018 / Accepted: 5 April 2018 / Published: 8 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Pathergasiology & Psychology)
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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect one in 68 children. Given the increase in both prevalence and awareness of ASD, it is critical to provide accurate and timely diagnosis. However, ASD often co-occurs with other disorders, making diagnosis difficult. The objective of the current case study was to provide two examples of differential diagnosis in ASD and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) observed in an autism clinic. In both cases, the goal was to decide whether each child should be given a diagnosis of ASD, PTSD, or both. View Full-Text
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; differential diagnosis autism spectrum disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; differential diagnosis
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Stavropoulos, K.K.-M.; Bolourian, Y.; Blacher, J. Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Two Clinical Cases. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 71.

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