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Rates and Risk Factors of Psychiatric Disorders in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Fung, Stephanie

Summary

This online article summarizes a research study that examined the rates and types of psychiatric disorders found in youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most children had at least one co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis, and the presence of epilepsy increased the likelihood of having a psychiatric diagnosis.

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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Visit www.asdmentalhealth.blog.yorku.ca/files/2013/03/Simonoff.-Rates-and-Risk-Factors-of-Psychiatric-Disorders-in-Children-with-Autism-Spectrum-Disorders.pdf

Subject(s)

This online article is in English

Publication:

Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Ontario, Canada
2013

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