有關ASD患者的平均死亡年齡

瑞典的研究:一般人對照組平均死亡年齡爲70.20歲(s.d.= 24.16),而ASD組整體爲53.87歲 (s.d.= 24.78);其中,低功能ASD患者爲39.50歲(s.d.= 21.55),而高功能者爲58.39歲(s.d.= 24.01)。
文章中有提到,可能因為ASD的腦傷,也是引起其他生理相關機能出現病變的因素之一。

我想,若是再加入了許多父母過世後無法照顧自己、憂鬱症、自殺,或是全家一起上絕路的人數,應該會更低一些。

但換個角度想:或許他們也不用在這世上痛苦地生活那麼久....(如果是一輩子都重度,生活無品質,那真的很痛苦,全家都痛苦。)

只有家中有ASD小朋友的家庭,才能體會ASD的苦。

大陸作家蔡春豬(ASD家長)有一段話的大意是這樣:如果全天下家庭都有一個ASD孩子,那麼你就知道我們有多麼苦了.......

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Hirvikoski T et al. Premature mortality in autism spectrum disorder. Br J Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 5.
pii: bjp.bp.114.160192.

(原文摘要:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26541693)
BackgroundMortality has been suggested to be increased in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).AimsTo examine both all-cause and cause-specific mortality in ASD, as well as investigate moderating role of gender and intellectual ability.MethodOdds ratios (ORs) were calculated for a population-based cohort of ASD probands (n = 27 122, diagnosed between 1987 and 2009) compared with gender-, age- and county of residence-matched controls (n = 2 672 185).ResultsDuring the observed period, 24 358 (0.91%) individuals in the general population died, whereas the corresponding figure for individuals with ASD was 706 (2.60%; OR = 2.56; 95% CI 2.38-2.76). Cause-specific analyses showed elevated mortality in ASD for almost all analysed diagnostic categories. Mortality and patterns for cause-specific mortality were partly moderated by gender and general intellectual ability.ConclusionsPremature mortality was markedly increased in ASD owing to a multitude of medical conditions.

可參閱簡體中文的訊息:http://www.bio360.net/news/show/18393.html

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