Acknowledging Autism in the Family

By Caroline Hearst

01 Sep 2020

There was an item on Woman’s Hour in July, ostensibly about late diagnosis of autism.  It was about a woman whose mother experienced mental illness and anxiety and finally came across a psychiatrist who, looking through the notes, realised she might be autistic.  Finally the interviewer said that of course she didn’t want to alarm people that anyone who might be anxious needs to get a diagnosis of autism. Unfortunately for many people the idea of…

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