New criteria for the diagnosis of Autism

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    I think stronger criteria for the diagnosis of autusm is a good thing. I feel that "Autism" has become the newest PC catchall for everything that is wrong with children these days.







    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/01/20/new-autism-definition-could-exclude-many/
     
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    Scannin' babies' brain may reveal autism risk...
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    Autism: Brainwaves 'show risk from age of six months'
    26 January 2012 - Spotting autism earlier can help with treatment, it is believed
     
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    Autism rates goin' up: CDC...

    CDC sees autism rate rise 25%
    March 29, 2012 - One out of 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
     
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    So is this new method just a way to juggle the numbers?

    I really do not know, but that is one possibility.
     
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    Dr. Allen Francis and the Triad of False Epidemics

    Dr. Allen Frances . A lead doctor in the creation of the DSM-IV, the psychiatric manual which states the criteria for diagnosis, he now denounces over-diagnosis of autism as part of his triad of ‘false epidemics’, believing that “this dramatic swing from under- to over diagnosis has been fuelled by widespread publicity, internet support and advocacy groups, and the fact that expensive school services are provided only for those who have received the diagnosis.”


    Read more at Suite101: Asperger's and Autism Spectrum – A Fad Diagnosis? | Suite101.com Asperger's and Autism Spectrum
     
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    Is France goin' about it the wrong way?...
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    France's autism treatment 'shame'
    2 April 2012 - In many countries, the standard way of treating autistic children is with behavioural therapy - stimulating and rewarding them to develop the skills they need to function in society - but France still puts its faith in psychoanalysis. And an increasing number of parents are now demanding change.
     
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    Wonder how good he is at explaining his work?...
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    Autistic physics genius, 12, in college
    March 20 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old autistic boy functioning at genius levels in mathematics is studying doctorate-level astrophysics at an Indiana university, his parents say.
     
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    Wonder if it'll work with schizophrenia too?...
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    Researchers Develop Promising Drug to Treat Autism Behaviors
    April 27, 2012 - Scientists say they have used an experimental compound to reverse two autism-like behaviors in mice. Experts say there's no guarantee the drug would work to help children with autism, a neural developmental brain disorder marked by communication and social impairments beginning in early childhood. But they say it's a step in the right direction.
     
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    New ways of looking at autism...
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    Definitions of Autism Are Changing
    May 04, 2012 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that one in 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism, a developmental brain disorder that the CDC also reports is five times more common in boys than girls. Research shows that intensive behavioral therapy can help autistic children make significant improvements if they are treated early. New approaches are being used to diagnose and treat this still-mysterious disorder.
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    Scientists Discover Genetic Mutations Linked to Autism
     
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    Autism is nearly unknown in the Amish Community. I wonder why? Could it be vaccines, GMO crops and HFCS?

    Naw!
     
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