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MAR 14, 2013 - Futurity

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Some kids with autism more tempted by suicide

PENN STATE (US) — Children with an autism spectrum disorder may be at greater risk for contemplating or attempting suicide than children without autism, according to a new report.“We were looking at suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children with autism versus those that didn’t have autism,” says Angela Gorman, assistant professor of child psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. “What we found is that there were some risk factors that were much more greatly associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts than others.”

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