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24-01-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Is a Negative Attentional Bias in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Explained by Comorbid Depression? An Eye-Tracking Study

Tijdschrift:
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Auteurs:
M. Annemiek Bergman, Janna N. Vrijsen, Mike Rinck, Iris van Oostrom, Cornelis C. Kan, Rose M. Collard, Philip van Eijndhoven, Constance Th. W. M. Vissers, Aart H. Schene
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Abstract

Heightened attention towards negative information is characteristic of depression. Evidence is emerging for a negative attentional bias in Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), perhaps driven by the high comorbidity between ASD and depression. We investigated whether ASD is characterised by a negative attentional bias and whether this can be explained by comorbid (sub) clinical depression. Participants (n = 116) with current (CD) or remitted depression (RD) and/or ASD, and 64 controls viewed positively and negatively valenced (non-)social pictures. Groups were compared on three components of visual attention using linear mixed models. Both CD individuals with and without ASD, but not remitted depressed and never-depressed ASD individuals showed a negative bias, suggesting that negative attentional bias might be a depressive state-specific marker for depression in ASD.

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