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ERIC Number: EJ1037912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Association between Child Autism Symptomatology, Maternal Quality of Life, and Risk for Depression
Zablotsky, Benjamin; Anderson, Connie; Law, Paul
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n8 p1946-1955 Aug 2013
Parents raising children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been shown to experience high levels of stress and report a lower quality of life. The current study examined the association between child autism symptomatology, mother's quality of life, and mother's risk for depression in a sample of 1,110 mothers recruited from a web-based registry of families with children with an ASD. Higher autism symptomatology and a greater number of co-occurring psychiatric disorders in the child were associated with an increased risk for current treatment of maternal depression and a lower maternal quality of life. The results highlight the importance of screening for depression, particularly in mothers of children with ASD and mental health and behavioral challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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