Aging in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Publication date: Mar 01, 2020

Most research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has focused on younger individuals, but there is increasing awareness that more must be known about the clinical needs and outcomes of older adults with ASD. This article reviews what is known about barriers to recognition in the elderly, the prevalence of ASD over the lifespan, outcomes in adulthood in comparison to the general population, co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, and healthcare needs in this population.

Wise, E.A. Aging in Autism Spectrum Disorder. 15362. 2020 Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (28):3.

Concepts Keywords
Autism Spectrum Disorder Epidemiology of autism
Healthcare Spectrum disorder
Childhood psychiatric disorders
Intellectual disability
Pervasive developmental disorders
Learning disabilities
Psychiatric diagnosis
Abnormal psychology


Type Source Name
disease MESH intellectual disability
disease MESH diagnoses
disease MESH Autism Spectrum Disorder
disease MESH Aging

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