Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls

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justkillingtime
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18 May 2015, 9:00 pm

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18 May 2015, 9:12 pm

Interesting.


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19 May 2015, 9:15 pm

I had the unusual type of regressive autism, I was normal until I had a rapid, violent regression at age 2. They say that the brains of those with Regressive Autism are 6% bigger than the brains of NTs, Aspies, and those with other types of autism. Macrocephalaney? Someone joked in school that my head is a meter big.


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19 May 2015, 9:20 pm

I hate it whenever they say boys have it more than girls. I think boys just get diagnosed with it more than girls, the latter of which tend to have different ways of coping with social difficulties. Like for example I always would role-play with my dolls and stuffed animals since it was so much easier than interacting with other kids. I did this as a teen and even as an adult but would get teased by my brother and my mother didn't like it. She accepts it now, tough.