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Monday, September 15, 2014

Autism experts say current testing failing to detect condition in females, call for changes to testing

Autism experts say current testing failing to detect condition in females, call for changes to testing


"....Autism experts are calling for changes in diagnostic testing, saying the current approach is failing to identify the true number of females with the disorder.

They say a massive imbalance in the number of autism diagnoses between the sexes could be attributed to more subtle symptoms in females that are either dismissed by clinicians, or undetected by current testing, which focuses on signs associated with male behaviour...."
Comment: .....or could it be that autism, like so many other developmental disabilities, has an affinity for males because of the genetics involved?  DM

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