Camouflage and autism

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Abstract

The theme of camouflage recently gained unexpected momentum in autism research. Symposia and panel discussions are devoted to ‘ camouflage’ in autism conferences. Because of its association with intended deception, the term camouflage has poor fit with the autism world. However, psychopathologists have a long tradition of resorting to camouflage-like terminology, from Freud’s reaction formation, to pseudoschizophrenia, to Winnicott’s false self, to masked depression, and even to the recent quasi-autism, artfully telling us that what we see is actually not what we see but rather what we cannot see. Is ‘Camouflaged Autism’ the next in line nosographical pearl?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-738
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Volume61
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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