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How to do it: the neurological consultation with an autistic patient

Cooper, Miriam ORCID:, Gale, Katherine, Langley, Kate ORCID:, Broughton, Thomas, Massey, Thomas H. ORCID:, Hall, Nicola J. and Jones, Catherine R.G. ORCID: 2022. How to do it: the neurological consultation with an autistic patient. Practical Neurology 22 , pp. 120-125. 10.1136/practneurol-2020-002856

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Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition with a very heterogeneous presentation. Autistic people are more likely to have unmet healthcare needs, making it essential that healthcare professionals are ‘autism-aware’. In this article, we provide an overview of how autism presents and use case studies to illustrate how a neurological consultation in an outpatient clinic environment could prove challenging for a autistic person. We suggest how to improve communication with autistic patients in clinic and highlight the importance of a patient-centred and flexible approach.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 1474-7758
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 7 September 2021
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 16:46

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