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Association of Comorbid Mood and Anxiety Disorders With Autism Spectrum Disorder | Anxiety Disorders | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network

This cohort study examines whether individuals with autism spectrum disorder are at greater risk for comorbid diagnoses of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.   Alexandra C. Kirsch, PhD1; Andrea R. S. Huebner, PhD1,2; Sunil Q. Mehta, MD, PhD1,2; et alFlora R. Howie, MD2; Amy L. Weaver, MS3; Scott M. Myers, MD4; Robert G. Voigt, MD5; Slavica K. Katusic, MD3 Author Affiliations JAMA Pediatr. Published online December 2, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4368   FullText Key PointsQuestion  What are the rates of comorbid mood […]

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Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Sept 29, 2009

Tue, Sep 29, 2009, 9:29 PM | Google News Alert for: autism Siblings of children with autism connect with others at ‘Sibshops’Columbia MissourianBY Andrew C. Jenkins COLUMBIA — Siblings of children with autism have the opportunity to meet other children facing similar situations at two upcoming …See all stories on this topic Lack of autism help led to Edmonton murder-suicide: friendCanada.comBy Laura Drake, […]

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Mental health diagnoses are not all “bad news.”

I stumbled upon Rebecca’s article about living with schizophrenia and it really resonated with me, especially the parts about living with psychosis.  I have bipolar 1, along with a slue of other comorbid mental health conditions, and have experienced enough psychotic episodes and their often devastating repercussions to know that mental health conditions can seriously impair […]