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Katherine Gotham

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Rowan University

Katherine Gotham is assistant professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

August 2021
Illustration shows a woman thinking as she is surrounded by signs with feelings on them and question marks.

Measuring alexithymia in autistic people

by ,  /  24 August 2021

Despite the growing interest in alexithymia in autism research, the tools commonly used to measure this trait may not work reliably in autistic populations. A new scoring method fills that gap.

September 2017
Illustration of people sitting at a party with looming shadows.

Suicidal tendencies hard to spot in some people with autism

by  /  26 September 2017

To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.

December 2014

Understanding aggression in autism

by ,  /  5 December 2014

Two new studies explore the link between autism and aggression — a controversial connection that weighs heavily on individuals with the disorder and their families.

June 2014

How persistent worrying might cause the blues

by  /  17 June 2014

When individuals with autism see themselves as impaired and get stuck on those thoughts, they may become and stay depressed, says Katherine Gotham.