'Most adults with autism go undiagnosed'

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-- new findings

May 4th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Not a single person identified with autism or asperger's syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals.

According to Dr Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, the research has already revealed that autism was commoner in males, those without higher educati...

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Autistic brains "organised differently" say scientists

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April 2011 Last updated at 16:07 GMT

Autistic brains "organised differently" say scientists

By Jane Hughes Health correspondent, BBC News

 

Better understanding of autistic brain

 

People with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research.

University of Montreal scientists say in autistic people, the brain areas...

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People with low self-esteem show more signs of prejudice

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People with low self-esteem show more signs of prejudice

February 23rd, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

When people are feeling badly about themselves, they're more likely to show bias against people who are different. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how that works.

"This is one of the oldest accounts of why people stereotype and ...

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