Executive function as a candidate cognitive endophenotype
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is characterised by severe inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity; autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in contrast, is characterised by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviours and interests, and cognitive delays. ASD comprises three pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs); autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and PDD not otherwise specified.
ADHD in practice 2012; 4(3): 18–21
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