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Research Opportunity for Autistic Adults: We are exploring camouflaging and mental health

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crystallee
crystallee Community member Posts: 4 Listener

Hi everyone

I'm Crystal. I am a postgraduate student studying the psychology of mental health at the University of Edinburgh. Our team is conducting a research study exploring relationships between camouflaging, identity, and the mental health of autistic individuals.

For more information and to participate, simply click here to access the survey. The study takes approximately 10-20 minutes on any electronic device.

Eligibility requirements

  • Aged 18+
  • Living in the UK
  • Both clinical and self-diagnosis of autism accepted.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated! Let’s work together to shed light on this important topic.

Please share this advert with anyone you know who would meet the eligibility requirements. Thank you very much for your assistance ☺️

This study has been approved by the Clinical Psychology ethics committee of the University of Edinburgh.


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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,706 Disability Gamechanger
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    This sounds interesting
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Done :blush:

    I would be interested to see the results in the future if these are able to be shared
  • crystallee
    crystallee Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    @66Mustang
     
    Yes absolutely! I will share the results here when I can :smile:

    Thanks for participating!
  • Amaya_Ringo
    Amaya_Ringo Community member Posts: 78 Pioneering
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    I filled it in. 

    I did notice there were a lot of diagnostic questions around social interaction, and not much else. I hope the study isn't uniquely defining autism as a social disorder, as it isn't. 80% of us have executive function issues, but they weren't mentioned in the form at all.

    I also find mostly agree/mostly disagree questions really hard to respond to. They are vague descriptors, applied to variable situations. I know not all autistic people will feel this way, but I have trouble with them on the PIP forms as well. I often end up just writing the actual answer in a sentence because I can't work out which one is correct for my experiences.

    ...Your form was a bit like that for me, only on most every question.
  • crystallee
    crystallee Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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