Children with autistic spectrum disorder have an associated risk of depression

Mackay, Bethany & Shochet, Ian M. (2012) Children with autistic spectrum disorder have an associated risk of depression. Australasian Epidemiologist, 19(1), pp. 13-17.

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Over recent years there has been an increase in the literature examining youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The growth in this area of research has highlighted a significant gap in our understanding of suitable interventions for people with ASD and the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders.1-3 Children with ASD are at increased risk of experiencing depressive symptoms and developing depression; however with very few proven interventions available for preventing and treating depression in children with ASD, there is a need for further research in this area.

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ID Code: 56875
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Psycho-social interventions
ISSN: 1327-8835
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2013 22:59
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:29

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