Exploring the occurrence of common mental health difficulties across the autistic spectrum

Blatchford, Lisa (2022). Exploring the occurrence of common mental health difficulties across the autistic spectrum. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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This thesis contains a single volume composed of five chapters and is submitted to the University of Birmingham to satisfy requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Clinical Psychology. This thesis includes a literature review, an empirical research paper and two corresponding press releases providing brief summaries of each piece of work in language suitable for a lay audience.

Literature Review
The literature review section features a meta-analysis of anxiety and depressive disorder prevalence rates among young autistic people. The impact of moderators is explored and sources of heterogeneity are discussed.

Empirical Research Paper
The empirical research paper describes a study conducted to explore the relationship between depressive symptoms, autistic traits and sleep difficulties. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/12972


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