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ERIC Number: EJ969938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Maternal Depressive Symptoms following Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
Taylor, Julie Lounds; Warren, Zachary E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n7 p1411-1418 Jul 2012
The current study examined depressive symptoms, concerning the week following autism spectrum diagnosis and an average of 1.4 years later, in mothers (n = 75) of young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Over three-quarters of mothers (78.7%) provided retrospective reports of clinically significant depressive symptoms regarding the week following their child's ASD diagnosis, with some 37.3% continuing to report clinically significant levels of depressive symptoms at follow-up. Depressive symptoms immediately following diagnosis were not related to initial global characteristics of child functioning, but were related to reported child problem behaviors and financial barriers at follow-up. Results of this study underscore the importance of attention to caregiver distress and depression within models of autism detection and intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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