Mental health impact of autism on families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities of genetic origin

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Open Access paper from JCPP Advances

Background – Many children with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) have associated autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as well as an increased risk of mental health difficulties. In a cohort with IDD of genetic aetiology, we tested the hypothesis that excess risk attached to those with ASD + IDD, in terms of both children’s mental health and parental psychological distress.

Authors: Jeanne Wolstencroft, Ramya Srinivasan, Jeremy Hall, Marianne B. M. van den Bree, Michael J. Owen, IMAGINE Consortium, F. Lucy Raymond, David Skuse

First published: 13 January 2023

Jeanne Wolstencroft and Ramya Srinivasan joint first authors

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