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Risk of Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Nationwide Longitudinal Follow-Up Study.

Authors
  • Chen, Mu-Hong1, 2
  • Pan, Tai-Long3, 4, 5
  • Lan, Wen-Hsuan1, 6
  • Hsu, Ju-Wei1, 2
  • Huang, Kai-Lin1, 2
  • Su, Tung-Ping1, 2
  • Li, Cheng-Ta1, 2
  • Lin, Wei-Chen1, 2
  • Wei, Han-Ting1, 7
  • Chen, Tzeng-Ji8, 9
  • Bai, Ya-Mei10, 1, 2
  • 1 Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 2 Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 3 School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 4 Liver Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 5 Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. , (China)
  • 6 Division of Psychiatry, Taipei Municipal Gan-Dau Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 7 Division of Psychiatry, Kunming Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 8 Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 9 Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 10 Department of Psychiatry, No. 201, Shih-Pai Rd, Sec. 2, 11217, Taipei, Taiwan. [email protected] , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Publisher
"Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc."
Publication Date
Aug 29, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4088/JCP.16m11100
PMID: 28872268
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with ASD had an increased risk of suicide attempts compared with those without ASD. ASD was an independent risk factor of attempted suicide. Further studies are needed to clarify the underlying pathophysiology between ASD and suicidality and to elucidate whether prompt intervention for ASD may reduce this risk.

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