A short questionnaire created in consultation with autistic people is the first of its kind to accurately gauge suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adults on the spectrum.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic children who have difficulty managing their emotions are also likely to take medication and need assistance from emergency responders.
Mutations that disrupt binding sites in RNA molecules may play a role in autism and a variety of psychiatric conditions, according to a new study.
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.
Autistic people are at an increased risk for intentional self-harm and death by suicide, but co-occurring psychiatric conditions may drive those behaviors.
Autistic people who have trouble identifying their emotions are also likely to have anxiety, depression and problems with social communication.
Autistic people vary widely in how they describe their quality of life. Anxiety and depression may account for that range more than traits of autism do.