Consequences of masking in autism

Neurology Advisor looks at recent research studies into how some autistic people try to camouflage or compensate for their difficulties. The author explores what compensation means to autistic people, why they do it and the impact on their mental health and well being. Women and girls seem particularly good at masking their difficulties and as a consequence may have more difficulties getting a diagnosis. One of the effects of compensating is that other people may not provide support and accommodations when an autistic person masks too well.

Date added: 19 April 2018