Depression and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders without intellectual disability

Title

Depression and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders without intellectual disability

Creator

Strang JF; Kenworthy L; Daniolos P; Case L; Wills MC; Martin A; Wallace GL

Publisher

Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders

Date

2012

Subject

Prevalence; Comorbidity; Depression; Anxiety; Children; Adolescents; Autism; DEVELOPMENTAL; PSYCHIATRY; Psychology; ASPERGER-SYNDROME; At Risk Persons; Depression/psychology; DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW; Education; FRIENDSHIP; Intelligence Quotient; parent; People; PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS; PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS; Rehabilitation; Special; Symptoms (Individual Disorders); VERSION

Description

Recent studies have shown that rates of depression and anxiety symptoms are elevated among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) of various ages and IQs and that depression/anxiety symptoms are associated with higher IQ and fewer ASD symptoms. In this study which examined correlates of depression and anxiety symptoms in the full school-age range of children and adolescents (age 6-18) with ASDs and IQs greater than or equal to 70 (n = 95), we also observed elevated rates of depression/anxiety symptoms, but we did not find higher IQ or fewer ASD symptoms among individuals with ASDs and depression or anxiety symptoms. These findings indicate an increased risk for depression/anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents with ASDs without intellectual disability, regardless of age, IQ, or ASD symptoms. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Strang JF; Kenworthy L; Daniolos P; Case L; Wills MC; Martin A; Wallace GL, “Depression and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders without intellectual disability,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 22, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11419.