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Feeling Different From Others May Be Linked to Depression in Youth With Asperger Syndrome

By Ignatova, Evguenia


This online article describes a research study that investigated the relationship between depressive symptoms and how youth with Asperger's syndrome perceive themselves in comparison to others. Results indicate that youth who negatively compared themselves to others reported feeling more depressed.

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research group, based out of York University, writes summaries of research studies on autism and developmental disabilities to inform parents, individuals with autism, practitioners, and the general public on recent findings about autism.

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This online article is in English


Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Ontario, Canada

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