The epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders in adulthood

Brugha, T. S., Tyrer, F., Scott, F., Bankart, M. J., Cooper, S.-A. and McManus, S. (2014) The epidemiology of autism spectrum disorders in adulthood. In: Volkmar, F. R., Reichow, B. and McParland, J. C. (eds.) Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer: New York, NY, pp. 299-314. ISBN 9781493905065 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-0506-5_15)

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Abstract

The work described in this chapter shows that it is possible to study autism among the adult population using similar methods to those used to study other mental disorders. It is vital that others undertake similar work elsewhere. There is no previous literature with which to compare our findings. For many the most surprising and concerning finding is that there are so many adults with autism in the community without any recognition or diagnosis, even in a country like England with health care that is free when needed for everyone.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooper, Professor Sally-Ann
Authors: Brugha, T. S., Tyrer, F., Scott, F., Bankart, M. J., Cooper, S.-A., and McManus, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9781493905065

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