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Diagnoses Vary According to Doctor

By Shana R. Spindler, Ph.D. on November 21, 2011


Pop News Brief: Recently highlighted in Fox news, a study published November 7, 2011, in the online Archives of General Psychiatry reported that the proportion of diagnoses for different autism spectrum disorders varied across 12 University-based sites, even though the sites had similar distributions of patient scores based on standardized measures. The authors of the study suggest that a diagnosis should consist of “dimensional descriptions” of core features rather than the common sub-grouping categories used today.


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