S. Korea study finds higher rate of a...

S. Korea study finds higher rate of autism

There are 4 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 8, 2011, titled S. Korea study finds higher rate of autism. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A study in South Korea suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100.

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skeptic

Eau Claire, WI

#1 May 9, 2011
I call bull&*(#

This whole "autism" frenzy has really gotten out of hand
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Houston, TX

#2 May 9, 2011
test

Since: Apr 10

Anytown, USA

#4 May 9, 2011
joe wrote:
skeptic- yeah i'm sure you have plenty of evidence and reason to back that up and are not just some idiot who thinks he for some reason is entitled to an opinion that he knows absolutely nothing about. Idiot.
I think Skeptic is just tired of the 'cast a wider net' approach to diagnosing illnesses. If a child who displays skin-picking doesn't like being interrupted, and likes to stack objects, that child can be diagnosed with PDD-NOS. That might be one reason why the prevalence of autism worldwide is 1 or 2 per 1,000, yet in the United States the CDC says 9 per 1,000 are diagnosed. It doesn't make Skeptic an idiot, just a skeptic.
skeptic

Eau Claire, WI

#5 May 10, 2011
Jolly_Roger wrote:
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I think Skeptic is just tired of the 'cast a wider net' approach to diagnosing illnesses. If a child who displays skin-picking doesn't like being interrupted, and likes to stack objects, that child can be diagnosed with PDD-NOS. That might be one reason why the prevalence of autism worldwide is 1 or 2 per 1,000, yet in the United States the CDC says 9 per 1,000 are diagnosed. It doesn't make Skeptic an idiot, just a skeptic.
thank you! I also am tired of parents using their mis-diagnosed children to milk every last bit of sympathy and attention they can.

I think autism is very over-diagnosed. Many of these mis-diagnosed children have issues, but I don't think autism is one of them.

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