Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer

Posted by on November 27, 2017 7:20 pm
Categories: health

Researchers found that mothers of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual disability (ID) reported higher levels of stress and other negative psychological symptoms — think depression or anxiety — than mothers of teenagers with typical development (TD). Those levels climbed even higher when teenagers with ASD or ID also showed signs of clinical-level disruptive behavior disorders.

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