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Advancing our understanding of self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours in autism

Cassidy, Sarah A.; Robertson, Ashley; Townsend, Ellen; O’Connor, Rory C.; Rodgers, Jacqui

Authors

Sarah A. Cassidy

Ashley Robertson

Ellen Townsend

Rory C. O’Connor

Jacqui Rodgers



Abstract

Until recently, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours have not received extensive attention in autism research. The extant research evidence indicates high rates of selfharm and suicidality in autistic people, but little research exploring why, or how this could be prevented. This special issue brings together a guest editorial team of autism, self-harm and suicide researchers, to enable researchers internationally to present scientific developments on the topic of self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours in autistic people. Here we present the most recent advances in this important topic, and recommendations for future research in light of the autism community’s priorities for suicide prevention.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Print ISSN 0162-3257
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Cassidy, S. A., Robertson, A., Townsend, E., O’Connor, R. C., & Rodgers, J. (in press). Advancing our understanding of self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,
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