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“Extraordinary Attorney Woo” glorifies autism?… Surprisingly, psychiatrists think otherwise

Psychiatrists admired autism symptom details in the drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”.

On July 27th, a video titled “Extraordinary Attorney Woo‘s autism spectrum details (Who advises?) seen by psychiatrists” was uploaded on the YouTube channel “BODA”.

The video featured psychiatrists Oh Dong-hoon, Kim Ji-yong and Heo Kyu-hyung, who are running the YouTube channel “The Brain Rich”.

They drew attention by mentioning the controversy over autism beautification of ENA’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”.

Pediatric psychiatrist Oh Dong-hoon said, “Woo Young-woo is a very rare case (among those with autism). So I think I saw an article that autistic children’s parents were a little uncomfortable.”

He claimed, “(Parents) said, ‘Autism has been glorified.’ They think of it as a ‘fairy tale about autism spectrum disorder’. But I don’t think it’s a bad thing. Everything doesn’t have to be a documentary that is 100% well-verified in reality, right?”

He expressed his opinion, “Wouldn’t it be meaningful enough if the drama could make autism spectrum disorder widely known and give a positive image even just a little bit?”

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Netizens showed reactions such as “I’m a person who grew up with autism spectrum disorder. This kind of drama gives me a sense of relief that there are other people like me in the world”, “My son is an adult with autism and has all the symptoms Woo Young-woo has. This drama is a well-made one”…

Source: wikitree

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