In recent years, clinicians have become more aware of the myriad ways that autistic girls differ from autistic boys. New neurological research may help pinpoint where these differences originate in the brain.
Autistic girls tend to spend more time talking about friends than autistic boys, research finds, despite facing similar levels of social impairment. Awareness could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnoses.
Because parenting takes work, some parents who are high in narcissism delegate the role of "surrogate parent" to one of their children. Taking on this role can result in long-lasting emotional challenges.