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(UK) "Hundreds of thousands of girls/women" with autism "undiagnosed"

Sept 8, 2019, Times: Doctors ‘fail to spot autism’ in thousands of girls https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/doctors-fail-to-spot-autism-in-thousands-of-girls-ppgwbg3xn Autism, long seen as a mainly male condition, affects hundreds of thousands of girls and women whose condition has gone undiagnosed, researchers believe. They suggest that many autistic women are overlooked because of a male bias in how the condition is described in medical schools and perceived by doctors. “We’ve known for a long time that more males are diagnosed as autistic and the explanation has simply been that there’s something about being male that causes it,” said Will Mandy, associate professor of clinical psychology at University College London, who will discuss his research at this week’s British Science Festival at Warwick University. “Our research suggests the reality is more complex: there are far more women and girls with autism than realised.”…