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Ruby Wax, Late diagnosis autism

Ruby Wax on going from being almost continuously frazzled to reaching a calmer, more contented place. Two listeners discuss late diagnosed Asperger's. Emily Witt on Future Sex.

Ruby Wax on how she's gone from being almost continuously frazzled to reaching a calmer more contented place. In 2013, Ruby obtained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford. She has since written two books on the subject, Sane New World: Taming the Mind and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. She joins Jane to talk about how mindfulness really has changed her life for the better.

Late diagnosis and misdiagnosis of women and girls with Asperger Syndrome has been receiving more publicity in recent years but the data is scattered and limited resources mean that some women don't get the support they need. When we discussed the topic recently, many listeners wrote into us about getting a diagnosis in their 60s and 70s. We speak to two of them: Catherine, who was diagnosed aged 66 and Anna whose mother was diagnosed at 72. Jane asks them about the benefits they feel a diagnosis gives them.

American writer, Emily Witt on her book, Future Sex. As she approached the end of her twenties and found herself single, Emily wanted to know more about the kind of sex life she might have to look forward to. She visited a Public Disgrace porn shoot and met web cam performers to find out how some women's sex lives are being transformed.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow.

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41 minutes

Chapters

  • Ruby Wax

    Duration: 11:00

  • Millinery Apprentice

    Duration: 05:19

  • Emily Witt

    Duration: 08:06

  • Late Diagnosis of Asperger’s

    Duration: 13:40

Late Diagnosis of Autism and Asperger's in Women

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Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest Ruby Wax
Interviewed Guest Emily Witt

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