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03 May 2011

UK research vs 'autism epidemic'

A national UK survey found no traces of an "autism epidemic," despite earlier reports that the developmental disorder has been rising quickly in recent decades.

A national UK survey found no traces of an "autism epidemic," despite earlier reports that the developmental disorder has been rising quickly in recent decades.

The new survey, which is published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first to give an estimate of autism rates among adults in the general community.

 
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