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Mental Health and Autism

Introduction

Man with mental health problemsThe term 'mental health problem' covers a wide range of problems which affect someone's ability to get on with their daily life.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, of any age and background, as well as having an impact on the people around them such as their family, friends and carers. (The Mental Health Foundation, 200?)

It is reported that many people on the autism spectrum have one or more mental health problems.

These may include anger and aggression, anxiety, catatonia, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, and self injurious behaviour.


Updated
28 Apr 2016
Last Review
24 Oct 2014
Next Review
01 Sep 2017