Extending the Minority Stress Model to Understand Mental Health Problems Experienced by the Autistic Population

@article{Botha2020ExtendingTM,
  title={Extending the Minority Stress Model to Understand Mental Health Problems Experienced by the Autistic Population},
  author={M. Botha and David M. Frost},
  journal={Society and Mental Health},
  year={2020},
  volume={10},
  pages={20 - 34}
}
Research into autism and mental health has traditionally associated poor mental health and autism as inevitably linked. Other possible explanations for mental health problems among autistic populations have received little attention. As evidenced by the minority disability movement, autism is increasingly being considered part of the identities of autistic people. Autistic individuals thus constitute an identity-based minority and may be exposed to excess social stress as a result of… Expand
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