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Loneliness, Friendship, and Well-Being in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Cleland, Jordan

Summary

This online article provides a brief summary of a research study that examined the impact of loneliness in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Results indicate that individuals who reported elevated feelings of loneliness also showed increased depression and anxiety, as well as decreased life satisfaction and self-esteem.

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/2015/05/Mazurek.-Loneliness-friendship-and-well-being-in-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorders.pdf

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This online article is in English

Publication:

Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Ontario, Canada
2015

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