Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Autistic Individuals More Likely to Use Recreational Drugs to Self-Medicate

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This shows the outline of two headsWhile those with autism are less likely to use substances than those who are not on the autism spectrum, those who do are more likely to self-medicate for their mental health symptoms. Those with ASD who self-medicate report they do so to improve focus and attention and, in some cases, to mask ASD symptoms.