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Medical Evaluation and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders 

Medical Evaluation and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
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Medical Evaluation and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
Author(s):

Carla A. Mazefsky

, Robyn Filipink

, Jodi Lindsey

, and Martin J. Lubetsky

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199753857.003.0023
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date: 22 September 2020

A thorough assessment includes evaluation of any medical history or findings and psychiatric symptoms that may reflect a co-morbid disorder. In completing a medical history on patients with ASD, it is important to review these aspects in the history in order to identify associated symptoms which might need further evaluation or treatment. Psychiatric co-morbidity is now acknowledged as quite common in ASD, and increases the level of impairment for a significant majority of the population, including increases in behavioral problems, exacerbation of social impairment, and general deterioration in functioning. Therefore, it is critical to remain aware of potential co-morbid diagnoses and to complete further assessment should there be any potential concerns.

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