Suicidality in Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review

  title={Suicidality in Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review},
  author={Sofia Zahid and Rachel Upthegrove},
  journal={Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention},
  • Sofia Zahid, R. Upthegrove
  • Published 3 May 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
Background: It is suggested that people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) may be at increased risk of suicide; however, research on this topic has been minimal and there are conflicting reports in existing studies. Aim: To bring together research investigating the prevalence, risk factors, and comorbid factors of suicidality in ASD. Method: A systematic search was performed of Medline, Psych Info, Embase, and the Web of Science following PRISMA guidelines. After exclusion criteria were… 

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