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Adolescent anxiety predicts later psychiatric diagnoses in autistic people – Spectrum

Wednesday, 8 January, 2020

Adolescent anxiety predicts later psychiatric diagnoses in autistic people – Spectrum

Troubled times: Autistic people are much more likely to be diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder than are their neurotypical peers.
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Anxiety in adolescents with autism is a strong predictor of suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, depression and other psychiatric conditions in early adulthood, according to a large new study in Sweden1.

People with autism are known to be at increased odds of having other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and depression. And a second new study confirmed this trend in a group of autistic people in Minnesota2.

However, the Swedish study found that anxiety is predictive of these other conditions regardless of an autism diagnosis.

Click here to read full article https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/adolescent-anxiety-predicts-later-psychiatric-diagnoses-in-autistic-people/

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