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Joined: 9/13/2016
Msg: 50
Autism/Aspergers doesn't exist.Page 3 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
Too many here were watching Maury Povitch or something 20 years ago and haven't really found any reason to look further into it since then. But they formed their opinions and nothing is going to sway them.
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 51
Autism/Aspergers doesn't exist.
Posted: 1/10/2017 1:07:51 PM
Wow, some people are more concerned with labels (putting them on people) than they are with taking the time to actually do their research on a topic before they put their fingers to the keyboard. There is a spectrum to the malady in the same way that cancer has a spectrum. Not all cancers present the same, nor does all autism present the same. If a person has stage one cancer, does that mean they don't have it unless it's stage four? Is the treatment the same for one as it is for four? I'm sure there are misdiagnoses of cancer, just as there are for autism. The point is that both are very real maladies that cause much grief for both the individual affected and their families.

The bigger concern isn't the labeling or the small percentage of misdiagnosis. What is alarming is the fact that there are so many legitimately diagnosed. It seems the prevalence is increasing, which makes the cause just as important, if not more so, than any possible small percentage of misdiagnosis.
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