Broad autism phenotype: theory of mind and empathy skills in unaffected siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder


EYÜBOĞLU M., BAYKARA H. B., Eyuboglu D.

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.28, no.1, pp.36-42, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1379714
  • Journal Name: PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-42
  • Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, siblings, theory of mind, empathy, social skills, PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, EMOTION RECOGNITION, SUBCLINICAL MARKERS, FAMILY-HISTORY, PARENTS, TRAITS, SCHIZOPHRENIA, EPIDEMIOLOGY, RELIABILITY, ABILITIES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Difficulties in social communication is core syptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and it is often present in first-degree relatives in varying degrees. However, these subclinical autistic traits, which are thought to be related to genetic susceptibility factors, may be heterogeneous in family members. This prospective, the aim of this study was to compare unaffected siblings of children with ASD in terms of theory of mind, empathy skills, and broad autism phenotype (BAP).