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Mental Health Problems in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Additional mental health problems are substantially increased amongst people with neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and global intellectual disability (ID). Children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders are three to six times more likely than their peers to have other mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and antisocial behaviour. Furthermore, these additional disorders are less likely to be recognized, diagnosed and treated.

The work of this group aims to understand the causes, evaluate treatments and improve the recognition of mental disorders in this group of children.

Co-occurring psychiatric disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder/ADH.

Watch Professor Emily Simonoff, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of the Department for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience lecture at Cereba's Annual Conference.

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Emily Simonoff

Professor Emily Simonoff

Head of Department and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry