Suicidal behaviour in adolescents and young adults with ASD: Findings from a systematic review

Geraldine Hannon, Emily P Taylor

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Abstract

Suicide is a major problem in Western society. However we have very little understanding of suicidal behaviour among individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this review is to synthesise primary research on suicidal behaviour among adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders in order to estimate prevalence and to identify and critically evaluate risk factors for suicidal behaviour in this population. Four primary research studies were identified for this review following a comprehensive literature search. The available research provides little empirical evidence for the processes underlying suicidal behaviour in adolescents and young adults with autism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-204
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Psychology Review
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Asperger
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Adolescents
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Mental health

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