Why the Signs of Aspergers in Females Are Often Missed

Author: Nazish Shokat
Date: 4 february 2019

Why the Signs of Aspergers in Females Are Often Missed

I may only have been diagnosed with having Asperger’s syndrome last year, but the signs have always been there.

The trouble is that teachers and health professionals are often better equipped to spot autism in males, and perhaps the signs are more obviously there for them to make an assessment. Autism in females often presents differently, so it makes it harder to spot and often isn’t even considered as a possibility, leading to misdiagnoses of anxiety and depression.

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Why the Signs of Aspergers in Females Are Often Missed