Little girls hide autismby Annalisa Lista - 2013.11.15
Little girls with autism tend not to show the symptoms of the disturb compared to their male counterpart. It has been revealed in a study conducted on 3,666 children and published in the Journal of the American Academy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After being subjected to a test in which the sample had to recognize emotions using some faces, it was observed that girls with autism were less likely to be wrong in the recognition of emotions. A finding suggesting that they probably have compensatory mechanisms at cognitive level allowing them to concentrate better, even though such processes delay the diagnosis of the disturb.
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