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Brief Report: Screening Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Anxiety and Depression

Auteurs: Yong-Hwee Nah, Neil Brewer, Robyn L. Young, Rebecca Flower

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2018

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Abstract

Although depression and anxiety are the most common comorbidities in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), descriptive data for their prevalence among autistic adults are limited. This study provides descriptive data for a cohort of 155 autistic adults (mean age = 27.1 years, SD = 11.9) of average IQ on the short-form version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales and the Mini Social Phobia Inventory. Also included were 79 non-ASD participants (mean age = 26.2, SD = 10.2) who completed the mini-SPIN. A substantial percentage (39–46%) of autistic adults scored within the ‘Moderate’ to ‘Extremely Severe’ range on the DASS-21. The DASS-21 would be a valuable rapid screening device for these comorbid conditions in autistic adults.
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As these reported diagnoses were not independently verified in our study, we could not perform additional analyses such as using their DASS-21 and mini-SPIN scores to predict these diagnostic categories.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Screening Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Anxiety and Depression
Auteurs
Yong-Hwee Nah
Neil Brewer
Robyn L. Young
Rebecca Flower
Publicatiedatum
02-12-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2018
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3427-3

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