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

By Fung, Stephanie


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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This online article is in English


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

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