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[Excerpt] Our team recently published a journal article reporting on a study that looked at the relationship between anxiety and depression, age, sex (male, female), and autism symptoms in autistic adults. So far there has been little research into mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression across the lifespan of autistic individuals. To inform and provide appropriate supports we need to better understand the challenges experienced by autistic individuals and looking at mental health across the lifespan can help us do that. It is also important to understand what factors can be related to good and poor mental health, so we can investigate that relationship and understand it.


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Uljarević, M., Hedley, D., Rose-Foley, K., et al. (2019). Research summary: Anxiety and depression from adolescence to old age in autism spectrum disorder. Melbourne, Australia: La Trobe University, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.