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Andres Fonseca

Andrés Fonseca, MD, MSc, MRCPsych, FRSA, is a consultant psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and dual qualified in old age and adult psychiatry. He holds an MSc in psychiatric research methodology from UCL and is honorary lecturer at UCL (division of psychiatry) and University of Roehampton (psychology department). He is cofounder and CEO of Thrive, a company that develops software to improve mental health combining computerized cognitive behavioral therapy and other eTherapy techniques with games and game dynamics to enhance engagement. Website:

How Do I Know If My Child With Autism is Depressed?

How Do I Know If My Child With Autism is Depressed?

According to research, approximately 20 percent of the population will experience depression at some point in their lives—this statistic increases to almost 60 percent in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mood disorders (including depression) do tend to be more common in those with developmental disabilities compared to the more general population. However, depression in […]

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