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Case Reports in Psychiatry - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 463694, 3 pages -

Case Report

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Marmara University Hospital, 34899 Istanbul, Turkey

Marmara University School of Medicine Foundation, Academic Hospital, 34662 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 25 May 2015; Revised 16 July 2015; Accepted 21 July 2015

Academic Editor: Toshiya Inada

Copyright © 2015 Osman Sabuncuoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders ASD may have serious behavioral problems such as aggression, self-injury, and violence. However, the literature on ASD either overrules any correlation between aggression and ASD or maintains the fact that the efforts to link them have so far been inconclusive. Although severe forms of violence are extremely rare in children with autism, there are a few cases reported in the literature with significant harm to siblings. We hereby report an 8-year-old boy with ASD who caused the death of his sibling by throwing her out of the window. Shared similarities of all defenestration cases indicate a pattern of high-risk behavior threatening the survival of minors. We recommend precautions against this high-risk behavior in children with ASD.





Autor: Osman Sabuncuoglu, Mustafa Yasin Irmak, Nagehan Ucok Demir, Duygu Murat, Can Tumba, and Yuksel Yilmaz

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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