Shania Lorenz examines a recent mixed-methods study, which suggests that, in England, people with autism or autistic traits have a higher risk of suicide compared to the general population.[read the full story...]
Results: 119For: autistic spectrum disorder
What’s the link between neurodevelopmental or mental disorders and school absence or exclusion?
Chris Fielding summarises a Welsh cohort study which finds that neurodevelopmental and mental disorders are linked to school absenteeism and exclusion.[read the full story...]
Self-harm in autistic people: meta-analysis confirms higher risk compared to non-autistic people
In her debut blog, Mirabel Pelton summarises a systematic review finding that autistic people are at 3-fold greater risk of self-harm compared to non-autistic people.[read the full story...]
Study of England and Northern Ireland finds 8-fold increase in autism diagnosis over the last 20 years
Shania Lorenz summarises a recent UK population-based cohort study which used National Health Service data to find a 787% increase in autism diagnoses over the past 20 years.[read the full story...]
Psychological techniques for children with autism spectrum disorder
This review of the effectiveness of behaviour management and modification strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to overcome the anxiety and discomfort associated with receiving dental care includes 15 studies. The findings are inconclusive as the included studies had small sample sizes, several lacked control groups and the majority of studies were at high risk of bias.[read the full story...]
Parent training for families of autistic children: systematic review demonstrates benefits
Rachel Symons summarises a systematic review exploring the effectiveness of parent training for children with autism spectrum disorder.[read the full story...]
“It’s like putting a penguin on the floor”: what can the perspectives of youth with autism teach us about social inclusion? #ActiveIngredientsMH
Xanthe Hunt and Jason Bantjes consider the perspectives of autistic young people affected by social exclusion, and present early findings from their new active ingredients review which looks at the role of social inclusion interventions in improving adolescent mental health.[read the full story...]
Game on! How can video games help children with autism?
Eleana Frisira blogs about a review, which finds that video games can be interventions that help some children with autism, particularly in relation to cognitive training.[read the full story...]
Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis? What are the potential implications for undiagnosed autistic people?
Rachel Symons reviews a recent Italian study which finds that autism spectrum disorder is still commonly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed in adults.[read the full story...]
The link between autism and eating disorders remains unclear #CAMHScampfire
Douglas Badenoch helps us prepare for another CAMHS Around the Campfire session by looking at a brace of population cohort studies exploring the links between autism and eating disorders.
Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm BST on Monday 11th October for an online journal club discussing these papers. Or sign up now to join the free webinar hosted by ACAMH.[read the full story...]