Although autism has long been recognized as a separate diagnostic entity from schizophrenia, both disorders share clinical features. 1995;16(3 suppl):S7-S11. Social withdrawal, communication impairment, and poor eye contact seen in ASD are similar to the negative symptoms seen in youths with schizophrenia.11 When higher-functioning individuals with autism are stressed, they become highly anxious and at times may appear thought-disordered and paranoid, particularly when they are asked to shift set (such as being asked to change a topic of conversation or to stop an activity that they are engaged in and begin a new activity).12 A subset of children (28%) in the ongoing NIMH study of COS have been reported to have comorbid COS and ASD.7, A number of researchers use different terms to describe this complex mix of psychiatric comorbidity and developmental psychopathology. Schizophrenia, but not bipolar disorder and unipolar depression, was greatly overrepresented among individuals with a dual diagnosis: depending on birth cohort, 3.7–5.2% of those with intellectual disability had co-occurring schizophrenia. Finally, intercorrelations between negative and positive dimensions of the PANSS and ADOS were explored to examine possible content overlap among the scales. Sommers AA. Happé F, Ronald A, Plomin R. Time to give up on a single explanation for autism. Data used in the preparation of this manuscript are publicly available to approved researchers as part of the NIMH Data Archive (nda.nih.gov) in collection C2312. Systematic long-term follow-up studies that include individuals with ASD and with COS are indicated to further inform the field regarding similarities and differences between autism and schizophrenia. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia (SZ) are heterogenous neurodevelopmental disorders that overlap in symptom presentation. Rare structural variants disrupt multiple genes in neurodevelopmental pathways in schizophrenia. • To ensure that clinical staff are … Comparisons among the schizophrenia clusters and the autism group are presented in Table 2, and the WAIS-R data are presented graphically in Fig. We then examined ROC curves predicting diagnostic status, this time using PANSS-Negative and PANSS-Positive scores (Figure 1C). doi: 10.1038/sj.mp.4001857, 4. And, perhaps, some schizophrenic kids … To test our prediction that the ADOS would be more effective at discriminating the ASD and TD groups versus the ASD and SZ groups, we constrained the samples to just the ASD and TD groups in one analysis and just the ASD and SZ groups in a second analysis. George is a 14-year-old boy who first presented to Dr Frazier at age 8 with a diagnosis of ASD. Dissecting the clinical heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders through defined genotypes. A recurring issue is the overlap and boundaries between Intellectual Developmental Disorder (IDD), ASD and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD). Recurrent 16p11.2 microdeletions in autism. Diagnosis had a statistically significant effect on both positive SZ symptoms, F(2,50.06) = 21.75; p < .001 and negative SZ symptoms, F(2,82.92) = 45.66; p < .001. 9. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. Psychiatry 11:548. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00548. What is already known about autism and schizophrenia? We hypothesized that the ADOS-2 would have good sensitivity in ASD but poor specificity in SZ. 1. Similar to what is already common practice in SZ research, the distinction between positive and negative symptoms may be useful for parsing heterogeneity within the ASD population, for better understanding the biology of distinct symptom manifestations and for targeting treatment. Clinician judgments about diagnoses were informed by a variety of information, including clinician interactions with participants during administration of diagnostic assessments and prior psychiatric and medical histories obtained during recruitment procedures. 36. Lord C, Rutter M, DiLavore P, Risi S, Gotham K, Bishop S. Autism diagnostic observation schedule–2nd edition (ADOS-2). 38. AUCs can be roughly interpreted as excellent = .90–1; good = .80–.90; fair = .70–.80; poor = .60–.70; bad = .50–.60 (42). Lam KS, Bodfish JW, Piven J. While the specificity of the ADOS-2 was perfect (100%) in classifying TD participants (true negatives), there was a high percentage of SZ false positives, such that 43.59% of participants with SZ met ADOS-2 criteria for autism or autism-spectrum despite not meeting clinical DSM-5 criteria for ASD. Psychol Med (2010) 40(4):569–79. 2. In Canada, the term dual diagnosis is used to describe an individual’s diagnosis of a developmental disability (e.g., ASD) and a mental health problem. Additional work exploring the biological overlap between ASD and SZ, as well distinguishing positive symptoms of each disorder is clearly warranted. The patients/participants provided their written informed consent to participate in this study. Kay SR, Fiszbein A, Opler LA. . The key aim of this study was to examine the utility of ASD and SZ diagnostic instruments in discriminating these respective disorders. Resolving the matter of whether negative symptoms have similar or distinct biological mechanisms is critical for determining whether ASD and SZ populations are likely to benefit from similar treatments. J Autism Dev Disord (2000) 30(3):205–23. Posey DJ, Kem DL, Swiezy NB, et al. Meyer U, Feldon J, Dammann O. Schizophrenia and autism: both shared and disorder-specific pathogenesis via perinatal inflammation? This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). Asarnow RF, Brown W, Strandburg R. Children with a schizophrenic disorder: neurobehavioral studies. Pathways to psychosis: a comparison of the pervasive developmental disorder subtype multiple complex developmental disorder and the “at risk mental state.” Schizophr Res. TD participants were excluded if they had any history of a psychiatric diagnosis or if they had immediate family members with an ASD or SZ diagnosis. This fits with the neurodevelopmental insult and imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory transmission hypothesis for both autism and schizophrenia.20, Specific deletions associated with schizophrenia include 22q11.2, 1q21.1, and 15q13.3, which have been found to be associated with autism, attention-deficit disorder, and mental retardation.20 In individuals with velocardiofacial syndrome (chromosome 22q11), rates of ASD and psychosis are higher.21 Similarly, 16p11.2 microdeletions or microduplications have been reported in 1% of cases of autism and in 2% of the NIMH COS cohort.22-24 These copy number variants confer a risk for a range of neurodevelopmental phenotypes that include autism and schizophrenia.20 Although there have not been systemic comparisons of genome-wide association studies for autism and schizophrenia, some functional links have been reported at voltage-gated calcium channel genes, which are integral to presynaptic function and plasticity, across phenotypes.20, Both autism and schizophrenia have accelerated trajectories of brain development around the age of symptom onset: those with autism have an acceleration or brain overgrowth during the first 3 years of life, and those with COS have an acceleration of brain development (pruning) during adolescence.7, Cheung and colleagues25 attempted to quantify brain structural similarities and differences in ASD and schizophrenia using a quantified anatomical likelihood estimation approach to synthesize existing brain imaging datasets. DT analyzed the data and wrote the bulk of the manuscript. 1988;29:865-878. The ADOS-2 is a gold-standard assessment tool used to assist clinician judgment in making decisions about a possible ASD diagnosis. Total scores for ADOS-2-Positive ranged from 0 to 10, and total scores for ADOS-2-Negative ranged from 0 to 16. Mol Psychiatry (2005) 10(1):27–39. Bruining H, De Sonneville L, Swaab H, De Jonge M, Kas M, van Engeland H, et al. As such, divisions among diagnostic categories in the DSM-5 can be complex and sometimes arbitrary, highlighting the need for a better understanding of shared risk factors and more nuanced ways of distinguishing symptom presentation across diagnostic categories in order to advance biologically informed research and practice. AN helped with statistical analysis and reviewed drafts of the paper. Received: 04 April 2020; Accepted: 28 May 2020;Published: 11 June 2020. Thus, it is likely that negative social and communicative symptoms in both ASD and SZ have common neural origins that impact social cognition (37). Impact Factor 2.849 | CiteScore 3.2More on impact ›, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Portugal, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. Post hoc comparisons revealed that the SZ group scored higher on positive SZ symptoms than both the ASD group (p = .022) and the TD group (ps < .001), and the ASD group scored higher than the TD group (p < .001). Negative symptoms refer to the absence or reduction of characteristics or behaviors that are present in typical development, such as flat facial affect, or paucity of communicative gestures. Limitations of this study include the small sample size and unequal sex and IQ among the different diagnosis groups. Schizophrenia; TD, Typical Development. Every person with autism has a unique personality and combination of characteristics which can make the diagnosis of this disorder really complicated. It is important to remember that some individuals may have both COS and ASD, which has implications when designing appropriate biopsychosocial interventions. Rapoport J, Chavez A, Greenstein D, Addington A, Gogtay N. Autism spectrum disorders and childhood-onset schizophrenia: clinical and biological contributions to a relation revisited. Though ASD and SZ are now distinct disorders—today’s ASD remains a childhood-onset disorder whereas frank SZ predominantly emerges during young adulthood—the two disorders still share common genetic risk factors and symptom presentations (6, 14, 23–27). 1.In that the schizophrenia sample was substantially older than the autism sample, the neuropsychological test scores were converted to corrected T scores (Heaton et al., 1991), and mean t score profiles for each of the schizophrenia … However, the rating on the ADOS-2 item as currently written is identical. Shen Y, Dies KA, Holm IA, et al; Autism Consortium Clinical Genetics/DNA Diagnostics Collaboration. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Pub (2013). Opposite Genetic Profiles of Autism vs. Schizophrenia. Among the 22 cases who manifested psychotic symptoms (84.6%), 16 had a concurrent diagnosis of schizophrenia (72.73%) and 6 of mood disorders (27.27%). J Autism Dev Disord (2014) 44(1):111–9. Areas under the curve (AUC) of 1 represent perfect sensitivity and specificity of a measure, whereas.5 represents a test that is completely ineffective at discriminating diagnostic status. A professor is studying the differences between the social impairments found in autism and schizophrenia to help develop better treatments for people with both disorders. Madaan V, Dvir Y, Wilson DR. Child and adolescent schizophrenia: pharmacological approaches. doi: 10.1001/archpsyc.1982.04290070025006, 32. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1995;34:1096-1106. American Psychiatric Association. Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), considered a rare and severe form of schizophrenia, frequently presents with premorbid developmental abnormalities. We first examined the sensitivity and specificity of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd edition (ADOS-2) (38) for discriminating ASD and SZ. Atypical antipsychotics in children and adolescents with autistic and other pervasive developmental disorders. Am J Psychiatry. Am Psychiatr Assoc (2010) 167(7):748–51. Indeed, despite similar deficits in facial emotion recognition in ASD and SZ, there are markedly different patterns of EEG- and fMRI-measured neurological dysfunction associated with these deficits (46, 47). Alcohol and drug problem tend to occur with depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, etc. Studies in the childhood psychoses. The term dual diagnosis describes a situation where a person has both a developmental disability and a mental health problem. All participants regardless of diagnosis were administered gold-standard diagnostic assessments of ASD and SZ characteristics including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). Br J Psychiatry. 2004;111:891-902. Table 3 Intercorrelations Among ADOS and PANSS Symptom Domains. Posted Dec 04, 2017 . Grinker RR. What are the implications for psychiatric practice? Of particular interest, there was a strong, significant correlation between ADOS-Negative and PANSS-Negative, r = 0.58, p < .001, suggesting overlapping content between the two scales. • Provide an autism alert card or hospital passport so it is easier for healthcare professionals to understand your needs. 19. Instruments better designed to capture symptoms along these dimensions would move this goal forward. JM oversaw all aspects of the study from study conceptualization, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing. Arora M, Praharaj SK, Sarkhel S, Sinha VK. The DSM-III, published in 1980, established autism as its own separate diagnosis and described it as a “pervasive developmental disorder” distinct from schizophrenia. .Autism and schizophrenia may present as 2 separate disorders that need to be differentiated, or as comorbid conditions. ADHD is even more commonly associated with autism. 22. Basic principles of ROC analysis. Negative Predictive Value (NPV) refers to the percentage of participants who did not meet the ADOS-2 criteria who also did not have an ASD diagnosis. Specific deletions associated with schizophrenia include 22q11.2, 1q21.1, and 15q13.3, which have been found to be associated with autism, attention-deficit … 2010;125:e727-e735. Evidence of positive symptoms from both ASD and SZ diagnostic assessments may warrant a dual diagnosis, which recent research converges in suggesting occurs with more frequency than once thought (27, 46). • Children with autism are complex and at high risk for mental health conditions. 3. Insel TR. Insel TR, Cuthbert B, Garvey M, Heinssen R, Pine DS, Quinn K, et al. In 1971, Kolvin2 conducted seminal research that highlighted the distinction between autism and schizophrenia, which influenced the decision to include the disorders as 2 separate categories in DSM-III. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010887, PubMed Abstract | CrossRef Full Text | Google Scholar, 3. Walsh T, McClellan JM, McCarthy SE, et al. Therefore, we ran Brown–Forsythe tests to examine quality of means and Games–Howell post hoc comparisons, which are more robust to homogeneity of variances violations. A controlled multivariate chart review of multiple complex developmental disorder. We are not advocating for the use of the subscales we created for diagnostic purposes. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1855-2, 21. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. Second, in order to resolve this confusion, clinicians ought to focus on the presence or absence of positive symptom domains of both ASD and SZ. 11. Semin Nucl Med (1978) 8(4):283–98. American Psychiatric Association. 2010;5:e12233. Of particular interest for the present study was a high rate of false positives in SZ, yielding a specificity of 56.41%. Towbin KE, Dykens EM, Pearson GS, Cohen DJ. The question regarding whether there is phenotypic overlap or comorbidity between autism and schizophrenia dates back to 1943, when Kanner1 first used the term “autism” to describe egocentricity. Autism … In contrast, the ROC curve of PANSS-Positive was significant, AUC = .64, p = .030 but would still be considered a poor test in discriminating diagnostic categories. Next, we examined several Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves using ADOS scores. In clinical practice with people with IDD, the alternative or adjunctive diagnosis of ASD or SSD is particularly challenging. In these children, the hallucinations or delusional preoccupations may initially be attributed to the developmental disorder. These respective descriptions suggest an overlap between ASD and SZ related to the absence of typical social and communicative behaviors (9). Moreover, some have questioned whether negative symptoms in schizophrenia are primary (e.g., due to true apathy and avolition) or secondary (e.g., due to depression, medication side-effects, or social avoidance due to delusional fears about social situations) (48, 49). North Tonawanda, NY: Multi-Health Systems (1999). 1971;118:381-384. The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for Schizophrenia Autism Severity Scale (PAUSS) in young people with autism and schizophrenia. USA: American Psychiatric Publishing (1968). Shortly thereafter, Sante De Sanctis extended the field of psychiatry to childhood, classifying ‘dementia praecocissima’ as a childhood condition that included psychotic and autistic symptoms by today’s definitions, such as “strangeness of character,” apathy, depressed mood, hallucinations and catatonia (13). In popular speech, the term "schizophrenic" is often used to describe any kind of disturbed behavior, but in medicine this disorder is defined by fairly precise diagnostic criteria. © 2020 MJH Life Sciences and Psychiatric Times. We see children with ASD who have emerging psychotic symptoms. This article highlights the biological and clinical links between the two disorders, reviewing shared genetics, brain changes, and similarities and differences in clinical presentations. The differential diagnosis between these disorders and the comorbid diagnoses of the two conditions is often a bit of a quagmire for clinicians. Morgese G, Lombardo GP. |, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00548/full#supplementary-material, Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). More recently, the notion that ASD and schizophrenia can present comorbidly in a subset of patients has received further attention in the literature.7,29 Yet our current diagnostic hierarchy implies that the two conditions are distinct. 2008;17:628-638. PloS One (2010) 5(5):e10887. George was referred to Dr Frazier because of an increase in the intensity and frequency of unusual and disturbing preoccupations that often had a morbid theme. Developmental delays are described premorbidly in samples of children and adults with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia and autism are two completely different neuro-psychological disorders. Although the PANSS is intended to inform clinician judgment in considering severity of current psychosis symptoms, there are no diagnostic cut-off scores. J Autism Dev Disord (2011) 41(9):1256–66. Atypical antipsychotics are the mainstay of pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia at any age, and they have also been used to manage certain symptoms, particularly irritability, associated with ASD.26-28. ROC curves offer similar sensitivity and specificity information but differ in that, instead of using algorithm cut-off scores as in Table 2, ROC curves examine the extent to which continuous ADOS scores correctly classify participants into DSM-5 diagnostic categories. 15. 17. Six ADOS items that could not easily be categorized as positive or negative (e.g., “Unusual Eye Contact,” and “Overall Quality of Rapport”) were dropped from this analysis (see Discussion section). The findings also point to the need for supplemental diagnostic measures that could more effectively parse symptom heterogeneity in ASD and better distinguish other disorders like SZ. Comorbid association of autism and schizophrenia. 2008;320:539-543. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia (SZ) are heterogenous neurodevelopmental disorders that overlap in symptom presentation. A controlled study of formal thought disorder in children with autism and multiple complex developmental disorders. 25. As the pattern of main effects and post hoc comparisons for all ANCOVAs after controlling for sex and IQ was the same as the original ANOVAs reported above, we do not report these analyses in detail. Those with ASD and schizophrenia had lower gray matter volumes within limbic-striato-thalamic neurocircuitry than did controls. However, our IQ range was relatively typical of SZ samples, and lesser cognitive impairment in adults with ASD compared to SZ may more accurately represent these respective populations (50). Autism and Schizophrenia. (B) ROC curves predicting DSM-5 ASD or SZ diagnostic status based on continuous ADOS-2 negative and positive symptoms. 50. Participants were also excluded from analysis if they had full-scale intelligence quotient (IQ) score of less than 70 on the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence 2nd edition (WASI-II) (39). Neural bases for impaired social cognition in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Genome Med. Yet some have not previously received a diagnosis of ASD. By Metz’s (42) standards, negative items poorly discriminated ASD and SZ (Figure 1B), AUC = .64, p = .03. The purpose of this study was to specify overlapping symptom domains and to identify symptoms that can reliably differentiate adults with ASD (n = 53), SZ (n = 39), and typical development (TD; n = 40). SZ features are typically clustered into positive and negative symptom domains (31–33). Kumar RA, KaraMohamed S, Sudi J, et al. Within this framework, positive symptoms refer to the presence of atypical symptoms that are not observed in typical development, such as hallucinations or delusions. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia (SZ) are neurodevelopmental disorders with heterogeneous and sometimes, overlapping symptom presentation (1–5). doi: 10.1203/PDR.0b013e318212c196, 27. Autism and Schizophrenia, though separate diagnostic entities, share some common clinical features. JF-F helped design and conceptualize the study, assessed participants, and wrote and edited sections of the manuscript. 40. The ADOS-2 was administered by trained, research-reliable clinicians and consists of semistructured activities and conversations meant to sample a participant’s real-world social behavior and core autistic characteristics related to language and communication, reciprocal social interaction, imagination and creativity, stereotyped behaviors and restricted interests, and other atypical behaviors. II. *Correspondence: Dominic A. Trevisan, dominic.trevisan@yale.edu; James C. McPartland, james.mcpartland@yale.edu, Front. These results suggest that, when making a differential diagnosis between ASD and SZ, clinicians may benefit from focusing on the presence or absence of positive ASD and SZ symptoms. AA consults and holds equity in BlackThorn Therapeutics. Vorstman JA, Morcus ME, Duijff SN, et al. 17. van der Gaag R, Caplan R, van Engeland H, et al. Using this model, they extracted 313 foci from 25 voxel-based studies comprising 660 patients (308 ASD, 352 first-episode schizophrenia) and 801 controls. Funding for this study was provided by NIMH R01 MH107426 (JM, VS) and NIMH R01 MH119172 (JF-F). Schizophrenia and autism are two completely different neuro-psychological disorders. Because of a history of at least 1 depressive episode and what appeared to be more of a chronic euphoric state with affective lability, George was given a provisional comorbid diagnosis of bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Andreasen NC, Olsen S. Negative v positive schizophrenia: Definition and validation. Konstantareas MM, Hewitt T. Autistic disorder and schizophrenia: Diagnostic overlaps. Br J Psychiatry. Positive items from the ADOS-2 include presence of atypical behaviors such as echolalia, stereotyped/idiosyncratic use of words/phrases, compulsions or rituals, or unusual sensory interests (see Supplemental Material for a full description of how ADOS-2 items were categorized into positive and negative symptoms). 18. de Bruin EI, de Nijs PF, Verheij F, et al. Researchers have long suspected that autism and schizophrenia are related. For example, negative symptoms in SZ include flat or blunted affect (e.g., reduced affective sharing, eye contact, facial expressions, and use of gesture), alogia (impoverished speech, perhaps reflecting difficulties with thinking and cognition), avolition/apathy (lack of energy, drive, and interest), anhedonia (lack of social and recreational interest), and inattentiveness (35). Background: Even if childhood-onset of schizophrenia is described in the literature, and there are several case reports of concomitant autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), early diagnosis remains less the rule than the exception. doi: 10.1038/nature09552, 7. Revista de Psiquiatría y … Front. The reviewer MK declared a shared affiliation, though no other collaboration, with one of the authors, JF, to the handling editor. New research at Swinburne has revealed a significant overlap in the traits associated with autism and schizophrenia. To identify the reasons for low specificity in the SZ sample, we categorized ASD and SZ symptoms into ‘positive’ (presence of atypical behaviors) and ‘negative’ (absence of typical behaviors) symptoms. Not surprisingly, these disorders frequently co-occur. Brazo P, Delamillieure P, Morello R, Halbecq I, Marié R-M, Dollfus S. Impairments of executive/attentional functions in schizophrenia with primary and secondary negative symptoms. Looking under the hood of convergent behavioral deficits in schizophrenia and autism. A thorough description is beyond the scope of this article, however. 5. Essential Resources in the Treatment of Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull (2009) 35(2):383–402. Volkmar FR, Cohen DJ. Foss-Feig JH. Metz CE. Future research is needed to determine the biological systems that distinguish positive and negative symptom domains across ASD and SZ. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. , – This paper sets out to clarify the position by reviewing the history and current status of the relationship between autism and schizophrenia. We first examined the utility of the ADOS-2 in classifying participants with ASD, SZ, or TD by comparing ADOS-2 cut-off scores with clinical diagnostic consensus by expert licensed clinical psychologists based on information obtained from the ADOS-2, SCID-R, developmental history, collateral information, and the expert opinion of licensed clinical psychologists. Participants were excluded if they met the DSM-5 criteria for both ASD and SZ diagnosis (n = 2) as this would preclude inclusion in either group for sensitivity/specificity analyses. The relationship between psychotic illnesses (particularly schizo- phrenia) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is complex, with suggestions that there is substantial overlap between the two conditions.1However, they differ considerably in age at onset, with the former usually first becoming apparent in adolescence and early adulthood and the latter in early childhood. However, recent reports have suggested that individuals with autism may be at greater risk for schizophrenia and that the conditions may … In contrast, disorder-specific positive symptomology classified on the ADOS-2 and PANSS differentiated ASD and SZ groups more effectively. A pattern emerged such that individuals with ASD and SZ have overlap in the overt presentation of negative symptoms, such as reduced social–emotional reciprocity, blunted affect, reduced nonverbal communication, apathy, reduced affect sharing, and reduced social overture and response, resulting in elevated scores in both groups on the negative scales of both the ADOS-2 and PANSS. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbn135, 31. As the DSM-5 categorizes disorders primarily on symptom presentation, a key objective of RDoC is to work towards a classification system that clusters disorders based on biologically meaningful mechanisms—with the ultimate goal of better targeting optimal treatments (7). Table 3 shows intercorrelations between ADOS-Positive, ADOS-Negative, PANSS-Positive, and PANSS-Negative across the entire sample. Goals: • To record the diagnosis of autism on our computer system so involved staff are alerted to the presence of autism. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2007.10.024, 37. All analyses on diagnostic accuracy are based on the ADOS-2 algorithm cut-off scores and the subset of items that comprise this algorithm. – Considerable confusion surrounds the overlapping of autism and schizophrenia. History Psychiatry (2019) 30(3):300–13. CNS Drugs. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. George had received the usual autism-specific services, and although he made gains, he continued to present with atypical behaviors. For example, those with ASD scored higher on restricted and repetitive behaviors and stereotyped language, whereas those with SZ scored higher on psychotic symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations. Clear differences include schizophrenia’s psychosis which often involves hallucinations. Carroll LS, Owen MJ. Schizophr Res (2008) 99(1-3):164–75. Autistic disorders and schizophrenia: related or remote? Symptom development in childhood onset schizophrenia. ASD and SZ groups overlapped on negative symptoms largely related to the absence of typical social and communicative behaviors, whereas disorder-specific positive symptoms differentiated ASD and SZ. On the other hand, positive symptoms related to odd or excessive emotional gestures, echolalia, stereotyped speech patterns, unusual mannerisms, or circumscribed interests may be most indicative of an ASD diagnosis. The 22q11.2 deletion in children: high rate of autistic disorders and early onset of psychotic symptoms. Zheng Z, Zheng P, Zou X. + and − symbols refer to positive and negative symptoms, respectively. The phenomenology of childhood psychoses. Am J Psychiatry. The degree of symptom overlap on these measures between participant groups was analyzed using Analyses of Variance (ANOVAs), Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curves, and Analyses of Covariance (ANCOVAs) to control for group differences in IQ and sex distributions. 2000;176:20-25. Neurologins are a family of postsynaptic proteins that bind transsynaptically to neurexins, which are presynaptic proteins that seem necessary for both excitatory and inhibitory synaptogenesis and synapse maturation. doi: 10.1037/t17256-000, 45. For both analyses, tests for homogeneity of variances were violated. There is a need for further research to understand whether the mechanisms contributing to negative symptoms in ASD and SZ are shared or distinct. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 27. We ran two separate univariate ANOVAs with diagnosis (ASD, SZ or TD) as the independent variables in both models and ASD symptom type (positive or negative) as the respective dependent variables in either model. Unstrange minds: Remapping the world of autism. 24. Overall, the findings suggest that positive symptoms from both the ADOS and PANSS better discriminate ASD and SZ groups than negative symptoms (see also Figure 2). Structured clinical interview: The positive and negative syndrome scale (SCI-PANSS). J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. These studies would benefit from the inclusion of genetics and characterization of family members to get a clearer sense of the genotype-phenotype associations and predictors of outcome. South Med J (2011) 104(4):264–8. In Figure 1A, we constrained the sample to just the ASD and TD samples or just the ASD and SZ samples. Nowadays, in the DSM 5, it is possible to define comorbidity between autism and schizophrenia when in a patient are present both the positive symptoms of schizophrenia (SCZ) as well as the characteristics of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A pilot study of D-cycloserine in subjects with autistic disorder. Wechsler D. WASI-II: Wechsler abbreviated scale of intelligence. 1998;39:911-919. Indeed, others have delineated the importance of carefully considering how IQ affects the results of ADOS-2 assessments (40). doi: 10.1177/0952695113484320. doi: 10.1177/0957154X19832776. Conversely, we also see adolescents or young adults with schizophrenia who have a developmental history consistent with ASD (typically higher functioning) and who continue to have comorbid ASD. Adult psychiatrists may benefit from additional training in the diagnosis of ASD in adults, whereas child psychiatrists may benefit from increased comfort with identifying primary psychotic symptoms in autistic youth. Pervasive developmental disorder and childhood-onset schizophrenia: comorbid disorder or a phenotypic variant of a very early onset illness? Commonalities in social and non-social cognitive impairments in adults with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Studies in the childhood psychoses. Arch Gen Psychiatry (1982) 39(7):789–94. Findings from this study also call for increased research into the shared underlying biological systems that may give rise to ASD and SZ. Berney TP. What new information does this article add? Recent studies suggest there are deeper relations in biological and clinical links between schizophrenia and autism. Although the disorders are distinct, they have shared clinical features. In addition, sex ratios between groups were unequal, χ2 (2, N = 132) = 10.04, p = .007. “Negative symptoms”: Conceptual and methodological problems. Dual Diagnosis. The studies involving human participants were reviewed and approved by Yale University School of Medicine Human Subject Investigation Committee. Over the ensuing years, despite a number of medication trials including atypical antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, he became tortured by more persistent auditory hallucinations. This was the first time that negative and positive ASD symptoms have been split apart within a clinical measure of ASD symptoms and doing so seems to improve sensitivity and specificity. Schizophr Bull (2009) 35(5):1022–9. Positive symptoms in ASD encompass symptomology related to speech abnormalities such as echolalia or unusual intonation, atypical social behaviors such as exaggerated gesture and facial expressions, inappropriate social overtures, and symptoms related to stereotyped and repetitive behaviors or insistence on sameness such as unusual sensory sensitivities, repetitive hand or body movements, rigid insistence on routinized behavior, or circumscribed interests (34). ASD and SZ share a long history of diagnostic confusion (9, 10) cf (11). As reported in Table 2, sensitivity refers to the percentage of participants with ASD who met the ADOS-2 criteria for either autism or autism-spectrum. doi: 10.1017/S003329170999078X. His comorbid diagnosis was changed to schizoaffective disorder and, more recently, to schizophrenia. Positive symptoms, especially hallucinations, delusions, grandiosity and suspiciousness may be most indicative of SZ. There are two key clinical implications of this study, both related to situations where clinicians are considering a differential diagnosis between SZ and ASD. 2005;15:465-476. Emerging study results suggest that there are both clinical and biological links between autism and schizophrenia. For negative symptoms, the ASD group scored significantly higher than the TD group (p < .001), and group differences between the SZ and TD groups approached significance as the SZ group scored marginally higher (p = .061). Treatment of early-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders (TEOSS): demographic and clinical characteristics. All rights reserved. While this clustering of symptoms has long been used in the SZ literature, it was only recently proposed as a viable framework for clustering ASD symptomology (34). 1995;34:1273-1283. doi: 10.1097/CHI.0b013e31818b1c63, 11. Rather, our clustering provides a “proof of concept” and supports the need for new measures specifically designed and validated to distinguish positive and negative ASD symptoms. JM consults with BlackThorn Therapeutics and has received research funding from Janssen Research and Development. The ROC curve for the ASD + SZ samples was also statistically significant, indicating that the ADOS-2 is able to correctly classify ASD and SZ samples; however, by Metz’s (42) standard, the AUC suggests the ADOS-2 algorithm would only be considered a “fair” test for discriminating these two populations, AUC = .73, p < .001. This study was approved by the Yale University School of Medicine Human Subject Investigation Committee. Biol Psychiatry. Error bars represent standard error of the means. In this example, the first individual displays the absence of a typical behavior (negative symptom), whereas the second displays the presence of an atypical behavior (positive symptom). Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2008;99:38-47. Lord C, Risi S, Lambrecht L, Cook EH, Leventhal BL, DiLavore PC, et al. Although George’s psychotic symptoms are well controlled by the medication, symptoms of ASD persist, including poor eye contact, ongoing failure to develop appropriate peer relationships, inability to sustain a conversation with others, encompassing preoccupation with restricted patterns of interest, stereotypies, and repetitive motor mannerisms. Couture S, Penn D, Losh M, Adolphs R, Hurley R, Piven J. However, there were no statistically significant differences between the ASD and SZ groups for negative ASD symptoms (p = .087). Similarly, a study by Sprong and colleagues19 that compared youths with MCDD with youths at risk for psychosis found that although the groups clearly had differing early developmental and treatment histories, there were no differences in schizotypal traits, disorganization, and general prodromal symptoms. Autism and schizophrenia co-occur significantly more often than would be expected by chance, according to a new analysis of nearly 2 million people 1. JM also receives royalties from Guilford Press, Lambert, and Springer. In contrast, ADOS-Positive and PANSS-Positive had a low, nonsignificant correlation, r = 0.16, p = .077, suggesting the positive symptom domains from either scale are tapping relatively distinct constructs. Table 1 Sex Distributions and Means and Standard Deviations of Age and Intelligence (IQ). Similarly, negative symptoms of ASD largely represent deficits in social–emotional reciprocity and engagement, such as reduced sharing of emotion or lack of social initiation, deficits in nonverbal communication (e.g., reduced eye contact, limited use of gesture, limited range of facial expressions), and reduced spontaneous communication and conversation flow (34). 20. doi: 10.1023/A:1005605528309, 10. The editor and reviewers' affiliations are the latest provided on their Loop research profiles and may not reflect their situation at the time of review. 39. Because diagnosis groups had unequal IQ and sex distributions, we ran four additional ANCOVAs with diagnosis group as the independent variable, sex and IQ as covariates, and ADOS-Positive, ADOS-Negative, PANSS-Positive, and PANSS-Negative as the respective dependent variables in each ANCOVA. Comparison of social cognitive functioning in schizophrenia and high functioning autism: more convergence than divergence. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. George’s affective instability continued, but his thought disorder and psychosis have been the most enduring symptoms, even in the absence of mood dysregulation. Bastiaansen JA, Meffert H, Hein S, Huizinga P, Ketelaars C, Pijnenborg M, et al. An investigation of the “jumping to conclusions” data-gathering bias and paranoid thoughts in Asperger syndrome. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing (2000). 2004;55:989-994. 2008;9:2053-2068. PANSS-Negative items measured continuously would be considered a “bad” tool for discriminating ASD and SZ groups according to Metz’s (42) standard, and the ROC curve was not statistically significant, AUC = .52, p = .79. The two diagnoses started to take on separate lives, with age of diagnosis — around 4 years in autism and between 16 and 30 in schizophrenia — becoming an important differentiator. These symptoms, present since early childhood, predated his symptoms of psychosis and continue to require the support of autism-specific services. American Psychiatric Association. The researchers concluded that in terms of brain volumetrics, ASD and schizophrenia have a clear degree of overlap that may reflect shared etiological mechanisms.25, A variety of psychosocial and educational interventions that support children with COS and children with ASD exist to address core deficits in socialization, communication, and behavior and the associated developmental and medical conditions. doi: 10.1038/nn1770, 26. ASD, SZ, and TD groups were then compared on positive and negative ASD symptom dimensions. The specificity of the ADOS-2 was perfect in TD (100%). 13. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. Shared shyness: Social difficulties in children with autism and schizophrenia dual diagnosis. 1. It has also discovered that people in … © 2020 MJH Life Sciences™ and Psychiatric Times. Further complicating diagnostic precision, both disorders often co-occur with other conditions—ASD frequently co-occurs with disorders such as ADHD, tic disorders, developmental coordination disorder, intellectual disability, depression, and anxiety (29), and SZ frequently co-occurs with panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders (30). Those with SZ demonstrated higher positive symptoms related to psychosis (e.g., delusions and hallucinations), whereas those with ASD demonstrated higher positive symptoms associated with ASD, including inappropriate overtures, abnormalities in language and speech, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors. Res Dev Disabilities (2010) 31(6):1543–51. Initially, these friends were humming to him or saying hello. Figure 1 (A) ROC curves predicting DSM-5 diagnostic status based on continuous ADOS-2 algorithm score. Next, we tested whether the positive/negative framework for categorizing ASD symptomology put forth by Foss-Feig, McPartland (34) could shed light on shared and distinct clinical characteristics in ASD and SZ and improve diagnostic discrimination. We then examined the ROC curves of the positive and negative scales we created to examine their functioning in discriminating diagnostic groups. For the present study, we recruited community samples of adults with ASD, SZ, and typical development (TD) and administered gold-standard diagnostic interviews for both ASD and SZ. In contrast, positive symptoms in ASD and SZ may be more disorder-specific. History Hum Sci (2013) 26(3):3–31. 3rd edition. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). Across both measures of ASD and SZ symptoms, individuals from both diagnostic categories earned elevated negative symptom scores. Diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in adults: the use of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) module 4. All rights reserved. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule—Generic: A standard measure of social and communication deficits associated with the spectrum of autism. Diagnoses were confirmed by clinicians with extensive experience with both ASD and schizophrenia patients. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.01944.x, 5. Firstly, the overlap between symptoms means that the underlying autism often gets missed. 18. Neuropsychological function and dysfunction in schizophrenia and psychotic affective disorders. Given the complex symptom profile in youths with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, there tends to be a delay in diagnosis, even when symptoms are present for years.30 In addition, child mental health professionals would benefit from training in more specific identification of primary psychotic disorders in youths with ASD. Association between schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. After grouping ADOS-2 items into positive and negative categories, codes indicating presence of a symptom were converted to ‘1’ and codes indicating absence of a symptom were coded as ‘0’ before being summed (see Supplemental Material). The two overlap because in most cases of schizophrenia, patients are often diagnosed during late … Sensitivity and specificity of the ADOS were assessed using diagnostic cut-off scores. We next ran two univariate ANOVAs with diagnosis (ASD, SZ or TD) as the independent variable in both models and SZ symptom type (positive or negative) as the respective dependent variable. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. TD controls (n = 40) were recruited from the local community and from research databases. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.09091379. 19. In our analysis with the ADOS-2, there were 11 items where one or more of the codes could not be categorized as either positive or negative. Another limitation is that the ADOS-2 Positive and Negative items were derived post hoc and without a separate validation study, and many ADOS-2 items describing core ASD features could not be classified as either positive or negative so are omitted from our scales. Compared with patients with schizophrenia patients with comorbid ASDs and schizophrenia were more often men, of younger age, and more frequently developed motor side effects to antipsychotics. The goal of the RDoC initiative is not to eliminate clinically useful diagnostic categories in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) (1) but rather to introduce an interrelated classification system that links validated clinical presentations of psychopathology to underlying pathophysiology (6–8). Buckley PF, Miller BJ, Lehrer DS, Castle DJ. Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord (2009) 39(5):693–705. (C) ROC curves predicting DSM-5 ASD or SZ diagnostic status based on continuous PANSS Negative and Positive symptoms. 4. Until recently, a rare and severe autistic disorder known as “childhood disintegrative disorder” (CDD; previously known as Heller’s syndrome) characterized by developmental regression, was frequently associated with what is presumed to be paranoia and psychosis (19). Adult psychiatrists and mental health professionals would benefit from further training in the diagnosis of ASD in adults, and child mental health professionals would benefit from training in the diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders in youths. Prior to the release of the DSM-III (16) when ASD was first presented as a distinct clinical diagnosis, children now considered to have ASD were commonly diagnosed with “childhood onset schizophrenia” (17)—a childhood disorder characterized by abnormal perceptions of reality in addition to deficits in social functioning (18). Autism spectrum diagnosis was confirmed by Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders with a collateral informant. Table 2 Sensitivity and Specificity of ADOS-2: Algorithm Scores. Psychiatr Clinics North Am (1993) 16(2):217–44. Diagnostic criteria and classification. Pinkham AE, Hopfinger JB, Pelphrey KA, Piven J, Penn DL. In one study, participants with either ASD or SZ showed reduced neural activation in the right amygdala, fusiform face area, and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex compared to controls while performing complex social cognitive tasks (36). Frazier JA, McClellan J, Findling RL, et al. However, there were no significant group differences between the ASD and SZ groups (p = .828). 2008;69(suppl 4):15-20. 2007;37:1181-1191. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.07.030, 47. His thoughts are more linear, he rarely talks about “she,” and he is much more able to engage in his schoolwork. All participants provided their written informed consent to participate in this study in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. For negative SZ symptoms, the SZ group scored higher than the TD group (p < .001), and the ASD group also scored higher than the TD group (p < .001). Ebert A, Bar K-J. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2009) 48(1):10–8. ASD symptoms were measured using the ADOS-2 (38). These analyses were conducted to check whether the pattern of the main findings from the primary analyses was confounded by group differences in IQ and sex. If a child is socially withdrawn and does not make eye contact when communicating with others, is the diagnosis schizophrenia or autism (Dvir & Frazier, 2011)? Pediatr Res (2011) 69(8):26–33. Foss-Feig JH, McPartland JC, Anticevic A, Wolf J. Re-conceptualizing ASD within a dimensional framework: Positive, negative, and cognitive feature clusters. 29. 8. 15. The AUC for TD + ASD was statistically significant and indicated that continuous ADOS-2 algorithm scores are an excellent tool for discriminating ASD and TD populations, AUC = .94, p < .001. Keywords: autism, schizophrenia, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale, positive symptoms, negative symptoms, symptom overlap, Citation: Trevisan DA, Foss-Feig JH, Naples AJ, Srihari V, Anticevic A and McPartland JC (2020) Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia Are Better Differentiated by Positive Symptoms Than Negative Symptoms. Figure 2 *p < .05, ***p < .001 (two-tailed). doi: 10.1038/sj.mp.4001563, 6. Diagnostic rules for children with PDD-NOS and multiple complex developmental disorder. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2004.10.001. 26. • Dual diagnosis: o DSMIV did not allow for dual diagnosis of autism and ADHD. Kolvin I. Oxford: International Universities Press (1950). Although autism has long been recognized as a separate diagnostic entity from schizophrenia, both disorders share clinical features. Sporn AL, Addington AM, Gogtay N, et al. Retrospective studies of children with schizophrenia reveal delays in language acquisition and visual-motor coordination during early childhood before the onset of psychotic symptoms.9 Alaghband-Rad and colleagues10 reviewed the premorbid histories of children with COS and noted language delays and transient motor stereotypies (patterned repetitive movements, postures, and utterances). Genetic overlap between autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Res (2005) 133(1):45–55. Their findings suggest early developmental abnormalities of the temporal and frontal lobes as evidenced by prepsychotic language difficulties; the early transient motor stereotypies indicate developmental abnormalities of the basal ganglia. Higher scores on the PANSS represent greater severity of SZ traits. McDougle CJ, Stigler KA, Erickson CA, Posey DJ. It is noteworthy, however, that children who have childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS) show fairly high premorbid rates of early developmental abnormalities.2,4-7. 1943;2:217-250. ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder; SZ, Schizophrenia; TD, Typical Development. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. The positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) for schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry (2019) 86(7):557–67. First, observing elevated score patterns across both ASD and SZ diagnostic instruments should not automatically entice clinicians to suspect dual diagnosis; instead, clinicians ought to consider whether symptoms associated with the patient’s primary disorder are leading to score inflations on measures designed for the other. Sprong M, Becker HE, Schothorst PF, et al. The boundaries of schizophrenia. Systematic studies of COS show high rates of the disorder being either preceded by or comorbid with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).7, The first to describe the severity and frequency of prepsychotic developmental disorders in COS was Kolvin,2 who noted deficits in communication, motor development, and social relatedness. 9. Barch DM. Psychiatric comorbidities and schizophrenia. Few positive ASD symptoms were noted in SZ patients, suggesting that ratings of these symptoms may be most helpful in making a differential diagnosis in this context. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbn044, 34. 7. watman / Adobe Stock. doi: 10.1093/schbul/13.2.261, 42. J Neural Transm. Nature (2010) 468(7321):187–93. To explore whether a subset of symptoms was driving high ADOS-2 scores in SZ participants, we categorized ADOS-2 items into positive and negative symptom domains and tested the extent to which these item clusters could better discriminate true ASD from SZ. 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