People with autism have higher chances of showing signs of depression, says study

People with autism must undergo regular checks for depression. This conclusion is based on a recent study that has been published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

The study says that a majority of adults with autism will experience some sort of clinical depression at some point in their lives.

Autism shows itself in difficulties in social interaction. It also shows up in repetitive patterns of behavior in an individual. These behaviors can often lead to depression in the person.

Depression is a mental state where the person might sometimes lose previously learnt skills. They also have great difficulty in carrying day-to-day tasks. Some might even attempt suicide.

Researchers have concluded that people with autism must be constantly checked for depression. These people might need clinical help to treat the signs of depression.

The connection between autism and depression has come up before. Researchers did not look into it deeply. This recent finding comes after studying over 8,000 articles.

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