Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia share several features. However, the assessment of ASD in schizophrenia is difficult. Aim of this study is to investigate the possibility to use the PANSS Autism Severity Score (PAUSS) to recognize autistic features in schizophrenia. The PAUSS was administered to 75 patients with schizophrenia, previously assessed with ASD diagnostic scales. PAUSS total scores were higher in patients with ASD, compared to those without ASD. Patients with PAUSS score higher than the cut-off proposed for ASD showed specific neuropsychological and functional characteristics. The PAUSS may be useful to identify patients with schizophrenia autistic features.

Looking through autistic features in schizophrenia using the PANSS Autism Severity Score (PAUSS)

Deste, Giacomo
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Barlati, Stefano;LISONI, JACOPO;Turrina, Cesare;Valsecchi, Paolo;Vita, Antonio
2018-01-01

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia share several features. However, the assessment of ASD in schizophrenia is difficult. Aim of this study is to investigate the possibility to use the PANSS Autism Severity Score (PAUSS) to recognize autistic features in schizophrenia. The PAUSS was administered to 75 patients with schizophrenia, previously assessed with ASD diagnostic scales. PAUSS total scores were higher in patients with ASD, compared to those without ASD. Patients with PAUSS score higher than the cut-off proposed for ASD showed specific neuropsychological and functional characteristics. The PAUSS may be useful to identify patients with schizophrenia autistic features.
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