Prevalence of co-occurring mental health diagnoses in the autism population: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The Lancet Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 22 August 2019


Autores: Meng-Chuan Lai, MD., Caroline Kassee, MHSc., Richard Besney, BSc., Sarah Bonato, MIS., Laura Hull, MSc., William Mandy, DClinPsy., Prof Peter Szatmari, MD., Stephanie H Ameis, MD.

Background: Co-occurring mental health or psychiatric conditions are common in autism, impairing quality of life. Reported prevalences of co-occurring mental health or psychiatric conditions in people with autism range widely. Improved prevalence estimates and identification of moderators are needed to enhance recognition and care, and to guide future research.

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