Autistic children and suicide ideation risk

Research from Penn State College of Medicine, reported in EurekAlert, suggests that those with autism are more prone to suicidal ideation than non-autistic youth.  The researchers looked at achievement and cognitive ability, as well as various demographic variables. The four most significant demographic variables were Black or Hispanic, 10 years old or older, socioeconomic status and male. Interestingly, cognitive ability was not a significant predictor, but depression was. The results were published in the January issue of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.


0 Responses to “Autistic children and suicide ideation risk”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 168 other followers


%d bloggers like this: