Autism and Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders
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Check out this really informative article about autism and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. It discusses bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD, schizophrenia and OCD and how to identify these disorders in people with autism. It also links to specific studies on each topic and medication information. Since it is estimated that two-thirds of those with autism have co-morbid disorders, this is useful information for all of us to have. The article also covers possible over-diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in people with autism.  Here is the link for the article:

http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/treatment/treatment-associated-psychiatric-conditions

 

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