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In a review of insurance records for more than 23,000 adults, medical and psychiatric issues are much more prevalent in persons with autism. Rarer conditions, such as eating disorders, vision and hearing impairments, osteoporosis, and chronic heart failure were also significantly more common among adults with ASD than controls. Findings presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research earlier this year also suggest that depression and anxiety are more than twice as common for those on the spectrum, while bipolar disorder is eight times as likely. Futhermore, there is a 12-fold increase in the risk of epilepsy for this group.
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