About this Research Topic
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and psychotic disorders (PD) are neuropsychiatric conditions thought to exist on extended phenotypic continua. Although the DSM 5 currently views ASD and PD as separate diagnostic entities, it is well established that both conditions are characterized by a certain degree of symptomatic overlap, in particular within the realm of social behavior. Much less is known about the neurobiological and cognitive underpinnings and how they relate to unique or shared behavior in these clinical populations and their extended phenotypes in the general population. Expanding knowledge in this field is necessary to improve our understanding of etiological factors and to stimulate transdiagnostic screening for co-occurring conditions to provide better customised care.
Therefore, the current Research Topic welcomes submissions of original articles that include neurobiological, cognitive, and/or behavioural data from clinical or non-clinical samples with the primary aim of providing further insight into neurobiological and cognitive markers across the autism-psychosis spectrum.
Please note that this Topic has a strong preference for data-driven, empirical papers, and these will be prioritized over other submission types.
Keywords: autism, psychosis, schizophrenia, cognition, neurobiology, comorbidity, social, extended phenotype
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