Minds for Minds most recent publication! Here our researchers report on the population demographics and co-morbid conditions of the individuals who have signed up for the study.
They found that the well-reported gender bias of ~4:1 males:females was present in our study, along with the ethnicity structure reflecting that seen in the most recent census. Therefore, the study popoulation, likely accurately represents the populatipon of New Zealnd with ASD. ADHD, dyspraxia and depression and anxiety were the most common additional conditions for all age groups, with ADHD being more common for children aged up to seven years, and depression and anxiety being the most common for both the 8-17 age group and adults (17+). These conditions, especially ASD, depression and anxiety were also extremely common in first degree relatives. These findings are again consistent with previous reports in the literature.