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Autistic peoples' experiences of mental health support and treatment

Recent research explores autistic adults’ experiences of treatment and support for mental health difficulties, self-injury and suicidality. The results of an online survey, designed in partnership with autistic people, found that support is often viewed as inaccessible, that there is a lack of knowledge about autism amongst professionals and that treatment is often inappropriate. The authors of the study suggest that there needs to be a more tailored approach to mental health treatment for autistic people, and call for specific treatment pathways in mental health services.

Date added: 15 January 2019