Autism open access is one of the leading Scholarly journals in Autism. The journal strives to add in theoretical and technological innovations as part of its publishing remit and is devoted to publishing the highest quality papers. The administration of the journal is integrative, reflecting the fact that imaging neuroscience is a multi-disciplinary science.
It is generally accepted that people with Autism, just like their non- Autistic counterparts, experience the full range of mental illnesses (MI) and increased awareness has led to an increase in the dual diagnosis of Autism and MI by clinicians. Individuals with Autism are reported to experience higher rates of MI than the general population with some studies reporting co-morbidity of 65-80%, with increased vulnerability associated with individuals who have lower levels of cognitive ability. Thanks to carer and self-report we are now aware of the many predisposing factors and potential negative life events experienced by individuals with Autism that can increase their risk of developing a MI including: genetic and biological factors; health problems; communication difficulties; poor coping ability; social isolation and loneliness caused by social rejection, and low self-esteem. âSamira Hayes, Have we made Progress in Diagnosing Mental Illness in People with Autism?â
OMICS is devoted to the prompt publication of original findings of the highest scientific priority and value that provide novel mechanistic insights, represent a clear advance over previous Studies and have the potential to generate exciting future research.
Last date updated on June, 2014