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Mental Health Problems In Adults With ASD
January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is lifelong condition. Although not all adults with ASD require psychiatric input, some adults have concurrent mental illnesses requiring additional support. Comorbid mental health problems occur in up to 70% of those with ASD and can have a significant effect on their functioning. The workshop will focus on mental health problems in adults with ASD. Presentation of common mental health problems in adults with ASD will be discussed in detail. The presenter will also discuss difference in clinical signs and symptoms of various mental illnesses in higher functioning individuals with ASD with that of presentation in individuals with ASD and intellectual disabilities. The workshop is designed to be interactive with the audience having opportunity to ask questions or share their experiences throughout the presentation.
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