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Experience of mental health diagnosis and perceived misdiagnosis in autistic, possibly autistic and non-autistic adults (2018)
Journal Article
Au-Yeung, S. K., Bradley, L., Robertson, A. E., Shaw, R., Baron-Cohen, S., & Cassidy, S. (2018). Experience of mental health diagnosis and perceived misdiagnosis in autistic, possibly autistic and non-autistic adults. Autism, doi:10.1177/1362361318818167

Previous research shows that autistic people have high levels of co-occurring mental health conditions. Yet, a number of case reports have revealed that mental health conditions are often misdiagnosed in autistic individuals. A total of 420 adults wh... Read More

Risk markers for suicidality in autistic adults (2018)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S., Bradley, L., Shaw, R., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2018). Risk markers for suicidality in autistic adults. Molecular Autism, 9, 1-14. doi:10.1186/s13229-018-0226-4

Background: Research has shown high rates of suicidality in Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), but there is lack of research into why this is the case. Many common experiences of autistic adults, such as depression or unemployment, overlap with known... Read More

Measurement properties of tools used to assess suicidality in autistic and general population adults: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. A., Bradley, L. A., Bowen, E., Wigham, S., & Rodgers, J. (2018). Measurement properties of tools used to assess suicidality in autistic and general population adults: a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 62, 56-70. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2018.05.002

Adults diagnosed with autism are at significantly increased risk of suicidal thoughts, suicidal behaviours and dying by suicide. However, it is unclear whether any validated tools are currently available to effectively assess suicidality in autistic... Read More

Measurement properties of tools used to assess depression in adults with and without Autism Spectrum Conditions: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Cassidy, S. A., Bradley, L., Bowen, E., Wigham, S., & Rodgers, J. (2018). Measurement properties of tools used to assess depression in adults with and without Autism Spectrum Conditions: a systematic review. Autism Research, 11(5), 738-754. doi:10.1002/aur.1922

Depression is the most commonly experienced mental health condition in adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). However, it is unclear what tools are currently being used to assess depression in ASC, or whether tools need to be adapted for this... Read More