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Talking About Death or Suicide: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Psychiatric Inpatient Setting.

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Resource

Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2017 Jun 18; ()

Authors

Horowitz LM1; Thurm A2; Farmer C3; Mazefsky C4; Lanzillo E5; Bridge JA6; Greenbaum R7; Pao M8; Siegel M9; Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC)10;

Author Information
  • 1Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1276, NIH Building 10 CRC 6-5340, Bethesda, MD, 20892-1276, USA. horowitzl@mail.nih.gov.
  • 2Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
  • 3Pediatrics & Developmental Neuroscience Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • 5Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1276, NIH Building 10 CRC 6-5340, Bethesda, MD, 20892-1276, USA.
  • 6The Research Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
  • 7Children's Mental Health Team, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • 8Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1276, NIH Building 10 CRC 6-5340, Bethesda, MD, 20892-1276, USA.
  • 9Maine Medical Research Institute, Scarborough, ME, USA.

Abstract

Little is known about suicidal ideation in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making it difficult to identify those at heightened risk. This study describes the prevalence of thoughts about death and suicide in 107 verbal youth with ASD with non-verbal IQ >55, assessed during inpatient psychiatric admission. Per parent report, 22% of youth with ASD had several day periods when they talked about death or suicide "often," or "very often." Clinical correlates included the presence of a comorbid mood (OR 2.71, 95% CI 1.12-6.55) or anxiety disorder (OR 2.32, 95% CI 1.10-4.93). The results suggest a need for developmentally appropriate suicide risk screening measures in ASD. Reliable detection of suicidal thoughts in this high-risk population will inform suicide prevention strategies.



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28624965

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Publication Type: Journal Article


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