Study Shows That Autism Awareness Responsible For Higher Number Of Diagnosed Cases

November 5, 2014 6:06 AM

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Study Shows That Autism Awareness Responsible For Higher Number Of Diagnosed Cases

As more awareness surfaces around Autism, a behavioral health issue marked by certain antisocial behaviors, more have been diagnosed with the medial problem throughout the world. As various stories have noted a spike in the issue over the years, many belief this is primarily due to increased awareness and knowledge of the problem.

"As our study shows, much of the increase can be attributed to the redefinition of what autism is and which diagnoses are reported," said lead study author Stefan Hansen, from the section for biostatistics in the department of public health at Aarhus University, via CBS News. "The increase in the ob...

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