|Title||Medical and behavioral correlates of depression history in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Greenlee, JL, Mosley, AS, Shui, AM, Veenstra-VanderWeele, J, Gotham, KO|
Study Aims and Objectives
Methods- Sample, Procedure, Study Measures, Analysis
Results- Main Findings Of the 1272 children in the study, 89 (7%) were found to have a history of depression, which comprised nearly 5% of children aged 6-12 but 20% of adolescents aged 13-17. As expected, older children with a higher IQ and a less severe manifestation of ASD were more likely to report depression. Rates of reported seizures and gastrointestinal (GI) problems were significantly higher for those with a history of depression. There was no significant difference in report behavioral problems or sensory complaints between those with a history of depression and those without one.
Conclusion- Summary Statement