Have you ever been diagnosed with or received treatment for Depression?
Questionnaire: Mother Basic Medical History
Why Is This Important?
Parent mental health is important in ASD families for several reasons. For one thing, mental health status indicates how parents are faring as they cope with the stresses of having a child with an ASD. In addition, researchers are interested in genetic factors: do Depression and ASDs run together in some families? Or is it the stress of having a child with an ASD that contributes to depression in mothers?
Data from IAN Research:
This chart shows that nearly half of the mothers taking part in IAN Research, at some time in their lives, have been diagnosed with or treated for Depression.