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Eating disorders can mask autism in girls

There has been increasing awareness recently that many girls on the autism spectrum are overlooked until much later in life, which can be the source of confusion and distress for the girls themselves and those who care for them. The reason behind this has been rightfully attributed to girls with autism presenting differently to a [...]

By |2019-06-24T12:02:09+10:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: ASD, Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Disruptive Behaviour In Children: Why It’s Often Misdiagnosed

Diagnosing Disruptive Behavior Most children have occasional temper tantrums or emotional outbursts, but when kids repeatedly lash out, are defiant, or can’t control their tempers, it can seriously impair their functioning in school and cause serious family turmoil. It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that a child who’s pushing or hitting or throwing tantrums [...]

Anxiety Or ADHD? Why They Sometimes Look The Same And How To Tell The Difference

Anxiety and ADHD are very different, but sometimes the symptoms can look similar. The correct diagnosis is critical to guide treatment and to make sense of things when kids seem to be struggling or when something doesn’t feel quite right. As much as the right diagnosis can heal, the wrong one can also harm. Understanding [...]

I Was Diagnosed With Autism In My 40s. It’s Not Just A Male Condition

Flickr Images Last year, in my late 40s, I was diagnosed with autism. I’ve always known I was different, and sought a formal diagnosis after the traits I’ve lived with for almost five decades became progressively more difficult to manage. I’m certainly not the only woman who has had to wait a long [...]