'My autism diagnosis is the best thing that's ever happened to me' - Telegraph.co.uk


For me, the latest study into autism by the universities of Montreal, in Canada, and Copenhagen, in Denmark, makes for depressing reading. According to the study, between one and two per cent of Western populations are diagnosed with the disorder – a huge rise over the last 60 years or so. 

The study authors warned that autism is so overdiagnosed that, within a decade, the term could be essentially meaningless. “If this trend holds, the objective difference between people with autism and the general population will disappear in less than 10 years," said Professor Laurent Mottron, of the University of Montreal’s Department of Psychiatry. “The definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful...

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