Comorbid ADHD, conduct disorder explains link between autism, violence

 ADHD in the News 2017-06-22

To determine associations between autism and convictions for violent crimes, researchers analyzed data from the Stockholm Youth Cohort for 295,734 individuals who were followed up from age 15 to 27 years. Of these, 5,739 individuals had autism. Autism was associated with a higher risk for violent offending...However, this association was significantly attenuated when accounting for co-occurring ADHD or conduct disorder.