Did You Know That 20% Autism Patients Were ALSO Diagnosed With Depression?

Did You Know That 20% Autism Patients Were ALSO Diagnosed With Depression?

Almost 20% of young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also were diagnosed with depression in a study that tracked participants into their 20s. The findings also showed that individuals with autism who were higher functioning and free of intellectual disabilities were at greater risk of depression than those with more severe forms of the disorder, according to investigators led by Dheeraj Rai, MBBS, MRC PSYCH, Ph.D. , of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. “This work highlights the extent of the problem,” Rai told MD Magazine ®. “Hopefully the results will raise awareness of the need for better services,...

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