Title

Autistic Features, Personality, and Adaptive-Behavior in Males with the Fragile-X Syndrome and No Autism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Nine adult males with severe mental retardation due to fragile X syndrome were compared to 9 adult males with severe mental retardation of other etiology. Ss were compared on measures of personality, autistic features, and adaptive behavior, including the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. Results suggest that males with fragile X syndrome have a distinct psychological profile. In terms of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-III-Revised (DSM-III-R) definitions, they had more autistic features, more schizoid features, and more schizotypal features. On measures of temperament, these males were more shy, more socially withdrawn, less energetic, and more emotional. The 2 groups did not differ with respect to adaptive behavior skills. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Publication Title

American Journal on Mental Retardation

Volume

98

Issue

4

First Page

455

Last Page

462

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