Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Autism: Could High U.S. Rate be Due to Over-Diagnosis?

Posted by @DanHinmon, Nov 13, 2015

A report from the Center for Health Statistics finds that 13% of children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders lose their diagnosis after later tests. The study, which uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the first to look at a large, nationally representative sample of children.

The story lists some reasons that over-diagnosis may be occurring. Good for your patients to know!


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