Assessment of Executive/Attentional Performance in Asperger's Disorder


Kilincaslan A. , Mukaddes N. M. , Kucukyazici G. S. , Gurvit H.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, cilt.21, ss.289-299, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.289-299

Özet

Objective: Deficient executive functioning (EF) has been reported in several neurodevelopmental disorders, including autistic spectrum disorders; however, many studies included heterogeneous groups and few have focused on EF in individuals with Asperger's disorder (AD) in relation to attentional performance. The aim of the present study was to compare executive/attentional performance in children and adolescents with AD to that in controls, and to assess the influence of comorbid attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on that performance.