Mental Illness vs. Autism & Other Developmental Disorders

Mental illness and autism are often confused. Many people are misdiagnosed with a mental illness before getting a proper diagnosis of Austism Spectrum Disorder. To confuse matters more, people with ASD have higher rates of mental illness than the general population. 

Learn the difference by clicking on the link below: 


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Dr Lesley Carew is a registered Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist practising at the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town with a satellite sessional room on Thursday afternoons at the Akeso Milnerton.


Tel: 021 423 8774/6
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