Depression in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Florencia Pezzimenti, Gloria T. Han, Roma A. Vasa, Katherine Gotham

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Abstract

Depression is both common and impactful in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)and is swiftly growing in recognition as a major public health concern within the autism community. This article is intended to provide a brief overview of the prevalence, impact, presentation, and risk factors associated with cooccurring depression in children and adolescents with ASD. Clinical guidelines for the assessment and treatment of depression in the ASD population are offered in line with the small existing evidence base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-409
Number of pages13
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • ASD
  • Assessment
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Mood
  • Psychiatric comorbidity
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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