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In a Swedish sample of persons eligible for disability services and aged 55 years or older in 2012, persons (n = 601) with autism spectrum disorder diagnoses registered in specialist care were identified. Register data concerning diagnoses of other psychiatric disorders, psychiatric care, and psychiatric medication were reviewed. More than 60% had been in contact with psychiatric care. The majority had no intellectual disability (ID) diagnosis recorded during the study period. Apart from ID, affective disorders, anxiety and psychotic disorders were most commonly registered; alcohol/substance abuse disorders were uncommon. Psychotropic drug prescriptions were very common, especially in the ID group. Professionals need awareness of this vulnerable group; studies concerning their life circumstances and service requirements should be conducted.
|Journal||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Early online date||2018 Apr 16|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Sep|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Other Health Sciences
- Older adults
- Autism spectrum disorders
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Ageing persons with intellectual disability, health and mortality, healthcare utilization and social welfare: a Swedish national longitudinal population study
Ahlström, G., Kristensson, J., Sandberg, M., Axmon, A., Björne, P., Nylander, L., Karlsson, B., Ng, N., Tideman, M. & Flygare Wallen, E.
Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (Forte), Stiftelsen Ragnhild och Einar Lundströms Minne
2015/01/01 → 2018/10/31
Lund University Population Research Platform
Jonas Björk (Manager), Anna Axmon (Manager) & Emilie Stroh (Manager)Lund University