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Substance-use disorder in high-functioning autism: clinical and neurocognitive insights from two case reports

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, July 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
Substance-use disorder in high-functioning autism: clinical and neurocognitive insights from two case reports
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0541-7
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Authors

Laurence Lalanne, Luisa Weiner, Benoit Trojak, Fabrice Berna, Gilles Bertschy

Abstract

Low prevalence of substance-use disorder has been reported in adults with autism. However, on a superficial level, adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) display a 'normal' façade when they drink alcohol, which may explain why their alcohol dependency is not better diagnosed. Here, we report two cases of HFA adults who use alcohol and psychostimulants to cope with their anxiety and improve their cognitive abilities and social skills. We analyze how neurocognitive traits associated with HFA may be potential triggers for substance-use disorder. Better identification of autism and its cognitive impairments, which may be vulnerability traits for developing substance-use disorders, could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of substance-use disorders among this population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Unknown 93 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 20%
Student > Master 16 17%
Student > Bachelor 14 15%
Researcher 13 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Other 14 15%
Unknown 10 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 38 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Neuroscience 5 5%
Other 7 7%
Unknown 13 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2020.
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#1,425,933
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#511
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#24,348
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