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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

versión On-line ISSN 0717-9227

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PACHECO P, Bernardo; SANDOVAL C, Carmen  y  TORREALBA A, Claudia. A case of depression in an adolescent with Asperger's Disorder: Clinical presentation. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.46, n.3, pp.199-206. ISSN 0717-9227.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92272008000300005.

Method: The case and treatment ofa 14-year-old boy, who had a depressive episode and Asperger' Syndrome is described. A 14-year-old adolescent developed dissociative behavior and pseudo-psychotic symptoms; he affirmed that he is a TV actor (humorist). The psychiatric assessment conduded that he presented a masked depression with dissociative symptoms in anón diagnosed Asperger's syndrome. He had a substantial symptoms remission when was treated with behavioral intervention, antidepressive medication plus atypical antipsychotic. Conclusión: A wide variety ofbizarre behaviors occur in adolescentpatients with Asperger's disorder. Buta depressive episode is not rare and has to be considered as a possible diagnosis in patients with behavioral manifestations.

Palabras clave : Asperger's disorder; adolescent; depression; quasi-delirant.

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