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Suicide risk increased in Asperger’s syndrome. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1773):8-9

Suicide risk increased in Asperger’s syndrome

24 Jul 2014Registered users

Compared with the general UK population, adults with Asperger’s syndrome are much more likely to experience suicidal thoughts and plan or attempt suicide, a clinical cohort study has found. Asperger’s syndrome was diagnosed by an expert clinician, using the Adult Asperger Assessment and clinical judgement. Over a nine-year period, 374 adults (256 men and 118 women) were diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, of whom 367 completed the questionnaire.

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