Like delusional speech and hallucinatory behavior
, verbal aggression may result in considerable benefits (e.
APPENDIX PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN AUTISM CHECKLIST (PAC): ITEMS OF DISTRESS SYMPTOMS AND PSYCHOSIS Distress Symptoms Psychosis (*Items of behavioral disorganization) Passivity * Derail within conversation or task Less initiative * Attack staff or others unexpected Sleep problems * Gross disorientation Executive problems Delusions Crying Threatening behavior Avoiding social settings Rapid mood fluctuations Irritability Auditory hallucinations Repetitive behaviors Hallucinatory behavior
Self-injury * Lack sense of orientation in Despaired by self-injury known areas Communicates less * Gross disorientation within social Breaking items interaction Obsessed by confirmation Violent behavior Complaints about pain Restless Anger Compulsory behavior
The BPRS psychosis cluster assessed psychotic symptoms, such as conceptual disorganization, hallucinatory behavior
, suspiciousness and unusual thought content.
The patients' average Mini-Mental State Exam score was 15 and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) for conceptual disorganization, suspiciousness, or hallucinatory behavior
showed moderately severe psychopathology with a fairly wide range.
Remission was defined according to expert standards as scores of mild, minimal, or absent for at least 6 months on the following PANSS items: delusions, concept disorganization, hallucinatory behavior
, unusual thought content, mannerisms and posturing, blunted affect, passive/apathetic social withdrawal, and lack of spontaneity and flow of conversation.