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Autism affects male and female brains differently

posted 8 Sep 2013, 07:29 by Valerie Carlin   [ updated 8 Sep 2013, 07:32 by Jan Szafranski ]

UK experts studied brain scans of 120 men and women, with half of those studied having autism.

The differences found in the research, published in journal Brain, show more work is needed to understand how autism affects girls, the scientists say.

Experts said girls with the condition could be more stigmatised than boys - and it could be harder for them to be diagnosed at all.

 
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