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    Autism Spectrum Disorder and mental health problems: patterns of difficulties and longitudinal trajectories in a population-based twin sample

    Colvert, E. and Simonoff, E. and Capp, S.J. and Ronald, Angelica and Bolton, P. and Happe, F. (2021) Autism Spectrum Disorder and mental health problems: patterns of difficulties and longitudinal trajectories in a population-based twin sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    There is increasing concern regarding additional psychiatric problems that co-occur with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as reflected in recent changes to diagnostic schemes. However, there remains little research with population-based samples across childhood. We report on additional problems, as measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, in a population-based sample of 135 twins with ASD, 55 non-ASD co-twins, and 144 comparison twins low in ASD traits. Frequencies, associated demographic factors, and changes in mental health difficulties from age 4 to 13 years are presented. Our data confirm the high rates of additional difficulties reported in previous studies, and suggest that the profile, associated risk factors and longitudinal course of additional difficulties in ASD may differ from those in typically-developing populations.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Autism spectrum disorders, Mental health, Longitudinal research, Adolescents
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Angelica Ronald
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 10:31
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 11:57
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43929

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