Childhood schizotypal features vs. high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: Developmental overlaps and phenomenological differences

Michele Poletti, Andrea Raballo

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Abstract

Although autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia have allegedly different onset timelines (e.g. in early years of life vs adolescence/early adulthood), there is nonetheless a diagnostic grey-zone along developmental stages, in which overlapping clinical features related to social impairment and oddity could impact on the differential diagnosis between childhood schizotypal features and high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. A phenomenological perspective may be helpful for the purpose of timely differential diagnosis also in developmental years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Volume223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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