By Dr Freya Rumball

The risk of PTSD is higher for groups who are more likely to be exposed to traumatic events. Research indicates that autistic people may be more likely to experience traumatic life events, particularly interpersonal traumas such as bullying and physical and sexual abuse. In the general population exposure to interpersonal traumas and a lack of social support increases the risk of PTSD (Brewin et al. 2000).

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