How Different Are Girls and Boys Above and Below the Diagnostic Threshold for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 07/27/2012
Dworzynski K et al. – The data suggest that, in the absence of additional intellectual or behavioral problems, girls are less likely than boys to meet diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder at equivalently high levels of autistic–like traits. This might reflect gender bias in diagnosis or genuinely better adaptation/compensation in girls.