Autistic women and girls are often misdiagnosed if they are noticed at all. Only a few years ago Autism was thought of as a condition that primarily effected boys. I keep hearing more and more about all the other women who have grown up under the radar, diagnosed, and often lost in a very confusing life.
I recently helped a friend with her niece, who had just been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My friend strongly felt that this diagnosis was wrong, and after reading more about my symptoms and experiences with ASD believed that her niece “Anne” (name changed) was actually Autistic. The symptoms were all there – social issues, […]