The prevalence and incidence of mental ill-health in adults with autism and intellectual disabilities

Craig Melville, Sally-Ann Cooper, Jillian Morrison, Elita Smiley, Linda Allan, Alison Jackson, Janet Finlayson, Dipali Mantry

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Abstract

The prevalence, and incidence, of mental ill-health in adults with intellectual disabilities and autism were compared with the whole population with intellectual disabilities, and with controls, matched individually for age, gender, ability-level, and Down syndrome. Although the adults with autism had a higher point prevalence of problem behaviours compared with the whole adult population with intellectual disabilities, compared with individually matched controls there was no difference in prevalence, or incidence of either problem behaviours or other mental ill-health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1676-1688
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • intellectual disabilities
  • autism
  • mental health

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