ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Payam Khalafi
Department of Psychiatry, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


  • Research Article   
    Effect of COVID-19 on Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Narrative Study
    Author(s): Mitra Joudi, Sheida Rezaei Jiryaei, Payam Khalafi and Mohsen Hosseinbor*

    Background and aim: COVID-19 pandemic causes various negative impacts on individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The main purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, leisure time at home, education, job status, and vulnerability of autistic people by a narrative review study. Materials and methods: To carry out this study, all studies related to the topic under discussion during 2020-2021 by systematic search in internationally available databases, including Web of Science, Science Direct, Scopus, PubMed, and Google Scholar, were checked out. Finally, 23 completely related studies were selected to extract the results. Results: The results showed that due to the inherent characteristics of people with ASD, such as differences in communication, socialization.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.JMSJ.011222

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