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dc.contributor.authorOakley, Bethany Fm
dc.contributor.authorTillmann, Julian
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, Jumana
dc.contributor.authorCrawley, Daisy
dc.contributor.authorSan José Cáceres, Antonia
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Rosemary
dc.contributor.authorCharman, Tony
dc.contributor.authorBanaschewski, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorBuitelaar, Jan
dc.contributor.authorSimonoff, Emily
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Declan
dc.contributor.authorLoth, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-10T17:25:18Z
dc.date.available2021-04-10T17:25:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-02
dc.identifier.issn1362-3613
dc.identifier.other10.1177_1362361320959959
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/319708
dc.description.abstractLAY ABSTRACT: Previous studies suggest that some autistic individuals report lower satisfaction, or well-being, with different aspects of everyday life than those without autism. It is unclear whether this might be partly explained by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, which affect at least 20%-50% of autistic people. In this study, we measured individual differences in well-being in 573 six to thirty-year-olds with and without a diagnosis of autism. We investigated whether individual differences in well-being were explained by autism traits (e.g. social-communication difficulties) and/or anxiety and depression symptoms. We showed that, though well-being was lower for some autistic individuals, compared to those without autism, many autistic individuals reported good well-being. Where well-being was reduced, this was particularly explained by depression symptoms, across all ages. For children/adolescents, anxiety and social-communication difficulties were also related to some aspects of well-being. Our study suggests that support and services for improving mental health, especially depression symptoms, may also improve broader outcomes for autistic people.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectOriginal Articles
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjectautism
dc.subjectdepression
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjectwell-being
dc.titleHow do core autism traits and associated symptoms relate to quality of life? Findings from the Longitudinal European Autism Project.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-04-10T17:25:18Z
prism.endingPage404
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationNameAutism
prism.startingPage389
prism.volume25
dc.embargo.termsEmbargo: ends 2020-10-07
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.66829
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1362361320959959
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidOakley, Bethany Fm [0000-0002-1968-134X]
dc.contributor.orcidCharman, Tony [0000-0003-1993-6549]
dc.contributor.orcidBanaschewski, Tobias [0000-0003-4595-1144]
dc.contributor.orcidSimonoff, Emily [0000-0002-5450-0823]
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7005
pubs.funder-project-idInnovative Medicines Initiative (115300 / 777394)
cam.issuedOnline2020-10-07
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-10-07


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