Eight often-overlooked signs of autism that are most common in women, according to specialists. (courtesy of insider.com)
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental condition that impacts communication, behavior, and learning. It affects about 2.2% of adults in the US and is estimated to be about four times more common in adult men than women but take this statistic with a grain of salt.
Research on autism was mostly done on boys and men, so it’s likely that women are underrepresented among people with autism diagnoses, says Jessica Myszak, a licensed psychologist and director of The Help and Healing Center, which provides autism evaluations and other psychological screenings.
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