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This lunch and learn will focus on recognizing depression and anxiety in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and will also highlight the experience(s) of women with autistic traits who were interviewed about their depression and shared their personal stories.
Mikle South is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. He received a BA from Yale University followed by a PhD in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah, working with Dr. Sally Ozonoff. He returned to Yale for postdoctoral training in developmental neuroimaging. His research program is focused on understanding the interaction of anxiety and autism in brain and behavior, and recent studies of sleep in autism and risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young adults. He loves playing soccer and eating proper pizza.