Suicidal tendencies may be higher in children with autism

03/13/2013 |

Children with autism spectrum disorder may be more likely to consider or attempt suicide than those without the condition, according to a study published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Suicide risk in children with autism was highest in those with depression, who were black or Hispanic, male, 10 years of age or older, or from low-income families, researchers found.

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