Children and teens with autism are more likely to be admitted to a hospital for mental health care than their classmates. Researchers wanted to know why.
Information about participating in IAN's Mental Health and Suicidal Behaviors Research Questionnaire: Study has closed.
In this video, clinical psychologist Katherine Gotham, PhD, discusses "Depressed Mood in ASD: What We (Think We) Know, and What We Don't."
Children and adults with autism face depression at higher rates than the general population. Once their depression is recognized and diagnosed, what treatments work best for them? (Part 2 of a two-part series).
Mark was becoming more aggressive and distracted. What was happening to this 9-year-old with autism? (Part 1 of a two-part series on depression.)
Have you struggled to find a mental health provider with experience in autism? Some child psychiatrists say providers need more training in ASD.
A boy with autism fidgets as he struggles to stay focused and calm in class. Is his behavior due to autism alone, or does he also have ADHD? New recommendations call on doctors to consider other conditions in patients with ASD.
New data from the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), a project collecting information online from families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) from throughout the United States, show t
An overview of the medications commonly prescribed to people with autism, including antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants, and anticonvulsants.
Some people with ASD have to struggle mightily to keep themselves in control of their behavior. Whatever their level of functioning, this is not easy.