Gender bias in autism diagnosis

The Guardian discusses why a gender bias in autism diagnosis may mean thousands of girls and women are going undiagnosed. The article features an interview with Prof Francesca Happé, director of the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London, currently researching gender differences in autistic people. Prof Happé discusses why women and girls are being missed and highlights concerns about them experiencing secondary mental health conditions, including eating disorders.

Date added: 17 September 2018