What's behind the dramatic rise in autism cases?

November 4, 2014 11:03 AM

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What's behind the dramatic rise in autism cases?

The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder is largely the result of changes in how the condition is reported, Danish researchers contend.

At least in Denmark, the researchers say, most of the increase -- 60 percent -- can be attributed to changes in diagnostic criteria and the inclusion of out-of-hospital diagnoses.

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