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Mothers of teens with autism report higher levels of stress, but optimism can be a buffer

12/04/2017

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Using the Life Orientation Test, which assesses individuals' optimism or pessimism, Blacher and Baker found that mothers who were more optimistic experienced fewer negative impacts associated with parenting a child with ASD or ID and comorbid behavior disorders.