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| Published: June 30, 2019

Effect of Premenstrual Period on symptoms of Autism

Ms. Shreya Upadhyay ,

M.Phil Trainee, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Mr. Akash Vishwakarma

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.084/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.084

ABSTRACT

It is difficult to deal with challenges that accompany Autism. Additional difficulties faced by females with autism include menarche and the distress of going through a menstrual cycle. The aim of the study was to investigate the aggravation of symptoms of autism during the premenstrual period. 20 participants were taken as a sample from special schools of Vadodara, Gujarat.  The parents of participants were given Indian Scale for Assessment of Autism (ISAA) to trace the increase in symptoms of autism during Premenstrual Period. After the data collection, statistical analysis was done where descriptive statistics and paired sample t-test was computed. The results indicate that females with autism go through severe difficulties during the premenstrual period compared to other days. It was also observed that some symptoms of autism aggravate during the premenstrual period in areas of emotional responsiveness, behavioural patterns, and sensory aspects.
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Ms. Shreya Upadhyay @ upadhyay.shreya02@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.084/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.084

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019

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