Mental Disorders In Parents Linked To Autism In Children, Study Shows

Monday, May 5, 2008 - 07:28 in Psychology & Sociology

Parents of children with autism were roughly twice as likely to have been hospitalized for a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, than parents of other children, according to a new analysis. The association was present regardless of the timing of the parent's diagnosis relative to the child's diagnosis.

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