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Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, October 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 3,329)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

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6 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
260 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
googleplus
3 Google+ users

Citations

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23 Dimensions

Readers on

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117 Mendeley
Title
Experiences of Autism Acceptance and Mental Health in Autistic Adults
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, October 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10803-017-3342-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eilidh Cage, Jessica Di Monaco, Victoria Newell

Abstract

Mental health difficulties are highly prevalent in individuals on the autism spectrum. The current study examined how experiences and perceptions of autism acceptance could impact on the mental health of autistic adults. 111 adults on the autism spectrum completed an online survey examining their experiences of autism acceptance, along with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Regression analyses showed that autism acceptance from external sources and personal acceptance significantly predicted depression. Acceptance from others also significantly predicted stress but acceptance did not predict anxiety. Further analyses suggested that experiences of "camouflaging" could relate to higher rates of depression. The current study highlights the importance of considering how autism acceptance could contribute to mental health in autism.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 117 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 22%
Student > Master 23 20%
Unspecified 18 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Other 27 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 47 40%
Unspecified 28 24%
Social Sciences 16 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Other 16 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 265. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 September 2019.
All research outputs
#46,951
of 13,626,890 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#8
of 3,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,383
of 314,790 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1
of 89 outputs
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