Autism: Depressive Illnesses

Department of Health written question – answered on 6th September 2017.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of which mental health interventions are effective for treating autistic people with anxiety or depression.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Deciding what is the most effective and appropriate therapeutic treatment for an individual patient is a matter for individual clinicians or clinical teams, drawing on their professional education and training, and the relevant clinical guidance such as that published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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