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Similarly, observed increased suspiciousness and increased social isolation could be suggestive of mental illness. Non-verbal evidence such as that based on observed behaviours by necessity becomes of greater importance in the assessment of people 36 Autism Spectrum Conditions: A guide © Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd and its licensors 2013. indd 36 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 2: Autistic spectrum disorders: psychopathology and co-morbidity with ASD who have more limited verbal abilities. A detailed history about someone’s early life and development is crucial to help establish the right diagnosis.

This chapter provides evidence where possible and aims to highlight the difference between evidence-based practice and extrapolated evidence drawn from people without ASC. It is worth mentioning that in the UK there are no drugs which have received licences specifically for treating people with ASC. In the USA there Autism Spectrum Conditions: A guide © Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd and its licensors 2013. indd 45 45 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 3: The use of medication and psychological treatments in autism spectrum conditions are only two drugs which have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval: risperidone and aripiprazole are approved for the treatment of behavioural problems in children.

Catatonia or ‘negative’ type symptoms may therefore be part of the presentation of schizophrenia, may be part of ASD, or be manifested in some people with ASD who also have comorbid schizophrenia, or found in individuals who have neither diagnosis. Autism Spectrum Conditions: A guide © Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd and its licensors 2013. indd 39 39 26/04/2013 10:58 Chapter 2: Autistic spectrum disorders: psychopathology and co-morbidity The following case study is an example of a person with ASD who developed a psychotic illness.

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