Doctors’ Discomfort with Autism Causing Disastrous Diagnosis Delays, Study Finds

April 16, 2015 11:17 AM

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America’s recent annual drive to generate autism awareness among the masses once again brought the incredibly important subject of childhood autism into focus. But while the majority of parents are unwilling to take risks with the health and wellbeing of their own children, reports suggest that doctors are still being far too dismissive when it comes to listening to the concerns of parents.

More often than not, autism is diagnosed in children of school age – around five years. However, autism treatment can be significantly more effective when the condition is diagnosed early, with many of the most common symptoms often being evident from as young as twelve-months. It’s understandable t...

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