Number Diagnosed with Autism Jumps 787 Percent in Two Decades, Study Shows
[Source: Medical X-Press]
The number of people diagnosed with autism has jumped by 787 percent in the past two decades, a new study shows, likely an effect of increasing recognition.
The exponential increase—between 1998 and 2018—was greater for females than males, with the greatest rises among adults.
Researchers compared the rates of autism recorded in GP records in England, covering over 9 million patients from GP practices.
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