When a Late Diagnosis of Autism Is Life-Changing: A diagnosis of autism in adulthood can change self-concept for the better.

Erin Bulluss, Abby Sesterka

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Abstract

Take a quick scroll through the right social media groups and you’ll find countless individuals sharing their stories about receiving a late diagnosis of autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, as the condition appears in the DSM-5.1 While the presentation of autism varies considerably between individuals, many of the narratives presented bear a common theme: the experience of finally solving a lifelong riddle, of understanding why there was always a feeling of being different, displaced, difficult.
Original languageEnglish
TypeInsights about Autism
Media of outputBlog post
PublisherPsychology Today
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Autism

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