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Comorbid ADHD, conduct disorder explains link between autism, violence

June 21, 2017

Autism was associated with an increased risk for violent crime; however, the association was significantly attenuated by comorbid ADHD or conduct disorder, according to recent findings.

“We know that some people with an autism diagnosis have challenging behavior and may come into contact with the criminal justice system; however, whether having autism increases the risk of violence or not has previously not been clear,” Ragini Heeramun, MRCPsych, LLM, of Avon & Wiltshire Partnership NHS Mental Health Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom, said in a press release. “Our findings, from the largest study to date, show that at the population level, autism in itself doesn't seem to be associated with convictions for violent crimes. However, other conditions, such as ADHD, which can co-occur with autism, may increase such risks.”

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Comorbid ADHD, conduct disorder explains link between autism, violence

June 21, 2017
Autism was associated with an increased risk for violent crime; however, the association was significantly attenuated by comorbid ADHD or conduct…

Gut microbiome therapies show promise for treating autism

June 20, 2017
Therapies that target the gut microbiome through diet, prebiotics, probiotics, antibiotics or fecal microbiota transplantation could effectively…

In the Journals

Neuroimaging technique accurately predicts autism in some infants

June 16, 2017
Functional connectivity MRI accurately predicted which 6-month-old infants at high familial risk for autism spectrum disorder would be clinically…

In the Journals

Risk for autism linked to fever during pregnancy

June 14, 2017
Women who have fever during pregnancy are more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study that recently…

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