Social stigma contributes to poor mental health in the autistic community

11/05/2018

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The research shows that unique forms of minority stress could explain the mental health problems of autistic people above and beyond the effects of general forms of stress not related to stigma. Minority stress can be addressed through better education and understanding of the autistic community.

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