Current and Lifetime Somatic Symptom Burden Among Transition-aged Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

@inproceedings{Williams2021CurrentAL,
  title={Current and Lifetime Somatic Symptom Burden Among Transition-aged Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum},
  author={Zachary J. Williams and Katherine O. Gotham},
  booktitle={medRxiv},
  year={2021}
}
Background and Objectives: Somatic symptoms are the most common cause of outpatient medical visits in the general population, yet their presence and severity in individuals on the autism spectrum has rarely been studied. We sought to assess the prevalence, impact, and clinical correlates of fourteen commonly-reported somatic symptoms in a sample of transition-aged autistic young adults. Methods: A sample of 290 independent and cognitively able autistic young adults (aged 18-26 years; mean [SD… 
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