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Characteristics Associated with Presence of Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, November 2007
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Title
Characteristics Associated with Presence of Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, November 2007
DOI 10.1007/s10803-007-0477-y
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Authors

Lindsey Sterling, Geraldine Dawson, Annette Estes, Jessica Greenson

Abstract

Evidence suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often exhibit associated psychiatric symptoms, particularly related to depression. The current study investigated whether individual characteristics, specifically, severity of ASD symptoms, level of cognitive ability, and/or presence of other psychiatric disorders, are associated with occurrence of depressive symptoms in adults with ASD. Forty-six adults with ASD were administered a standardized psychiatric history interview. Twenty participants (43%) endorsed depressive symptoms. It was found that individuals with less social impairment, higher cognitive ability, and higher rates of other psychiatric symptoms, were more likely to report depressive symptoms. These characteristics may be vulnerability factors for the development of depression, and should be considered when screening and treating adults with ASD.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 217 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
Canada 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 204 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 18%
Student > Master 32 15%
Student > Bachelor 31 14%
Researcher 30 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 12%
Other 42 19%
Unknown 17 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 113 52%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 11%
Social Sciences 18 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 3%
Neuroscience 5 2%
Other 27 12%
Unknown 25 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 27 June 2012.
All research outputs
#1,902,896
of 7,772,166 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1,201
of 2,307 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#99,483
of 329,398 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#51
of 81 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 7,772,166 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 62nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,307 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.2. This one is in the 38th percentile – i.e., 38% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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