RAADS-14 Screen: validity of a screening tool for autism spectrum disorder in an adult psychiatric population.

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Summary of "RAADS-14 Screen: validity of a screening tool for autism spectrum disorder in an adult psychiatric population."

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult to distinguish from other psychiatric disorders. The clinical assessment of ASD is lengthy, and has to be performed by a specialized clinician. Therefore, a screening instrument to aid in the identification of patients who may have undiagnosed ASD should be useful. The purpose of this study was to develop such a screening instrument.

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Name: Molecular autism
ISSN: 2040-2392
Pages: 49

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