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New criteria may reduce autism diagnoses

January 27, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-new-criteria-autism-diagnoses-idUSBREA0M1ST20140123

 

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The number of U.S. kids diagnosed with autism has been on the rise, but that trend could turn around with new diagnostic criteria coming into effect, researchers say. "Parents have no reason to be concerned about the findings of this study which is not about re-diagnosing people or taking away their diagnoses," Dr. Brian King of Seattle Children’s told Reuters Health in an email.

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