Has this person ever been diagnosed with or received treatment for Depression?
Questionnaire: Child with ASD
Date Last Updated: 3/10/09
Graph Current as of: 3/10/09
Why Is This Important?
Researchers are interested in finding out how common it is for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience Depression. When an individual with an ASD does experience Depression severe enough to be diagnosed or treated, does it seem to be due to genetic factors (that is, Depression runs in the family) or an awareness of the individual's own challenges?
Data from IAN Research:
This chart shows that only 7% of the children in IAN Research with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have also been diagnosed, at some point in their lives, with Depression. It is interesting to note, however, that when we consider only children age 10 and over, that figure goes up to 21%, as shown below.
A related chart compares how often children in IAN Research with a diagnosis of Autism, PDD-NOS, or Asperger's Syndrome have been diagnosed with or treated for ADHD or ADD, Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder.