Symptoms Of Autism Often Less Obvious In Girls Than Boys

In its “Shots” blog and on its “Morning Edition” program, NPR (7/31, Neighmond, Greenhalgh) reports that while boys, who are diagnosed with autism 4.5 time more frequently than girls, “appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder,” there is “some evidence that the gender gap may not be as wide as it appears.” Autism specialist and psychiatrist Louis Kraus, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, explained “that’s because the symptoms of autism are often less obvious in girls than they are in boys. Girls can be better at blending in.”

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— “‘Social Camouflage’ May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls,” Patti Neighmond and Jane Greenlaigh, NPR, July 31, 2017.

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