Illustration by Richard A. Chance

Emotion dysregulation in autism with Carla Mazefsky

The director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Autism Center of Excellence talks about her new work investigating suicidality in autistic adults.

Carla Mazefsky is the Nancy J. Minshew endowed chair in autism research and professor of psychiatry, psychology, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. In this episode of “Synaptic,” Mazefesky talks about what she learned while volunteering with the Williamsburg, Virginia, police department; the insight that got her thinking about emotion regulation in autistic people; and why the people of Pittsburgh love their city.

Read the transcript.