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New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people

New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The survey-style study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), found there were important factors that are unique to being autistic which explain why autistic people may be at higher risk of suicide, including; unmet support needs, and 'camouflaging' or 'masking' autism to try and 'fit in' in social situations. 

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This research was funded by ESRC.

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Five minutes with...professor Alp Özerdem

Five minutes with...professor Alp Özerdem | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it


Professor Alp Özerdem talks about the impact his research has on people’s everyday lives
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Professor Alp Özerdem, of Coventry University, is grant holder for two ESRC-funded projects.

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