In comparison to the general population, those who pass on in their earlier age are the individuals with Autism; they often die through suicide or epilepsy.
According to the British Journal of Psychiatry, those individuals who are autistics normally die at the age of 16 years.
There is need by charity of raising 10 million euros for conducting more research concerning this condition.
In the United Kingdom, approximately 1% of the total population (700,000 people) is autistics and this makes it difficult for search individuals when it comes to communication, socialization or relating with others.
Suicide and Epilepsy
In the Swedish study which was mainly based on health, records of a total of 27,000 adult with autism were taken and out of this, 2.7 million individuals were used as sample to represent the general population.
This study also brings it out that the autistic people who were not dragged back by any kind of intellectual disability died as earlier as 12 years younger of average. That is to say that they die at the age of 58 years old instead of 70 years old.
A part from heart diseases which is believed to be the leading cause of death for this group of people, suicide was ranked the second among such individuals.
The Karolinska institute had carried out a research and the result from the research was that the autistic individuals in addition to associated disability of learning have the average age of death of 39 as they die as early as 30 years. It was also found out that epilepsy is the leading cause of death among search people.
Currently, scientist is unable to explain or demonstrate exactly the relationship between epilepsy and autism and this is one of the reasons why charity is in need to raise funds over the five years to come for the research to be done on it.
The suggestions made by the past research is that women with autism are more at risk to commit suicide in comparison to men and that only half of individuals who have considered suicide, according to the categorization, were depressed though this may later point down to communication problems in diagnosis.
The research published in November 2015 and which was conducted by Dr. Tatja Hirvikoski, this doctor termed his findings as “shocking and disheartening”. She added that, angently; there were needs to increase the knowledge.
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