Why Has the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Recently Increased?
Keywords:autism spectrum disorder, DSM, symptoms, autism, a developmental disorder
This scientific paper covers the history of Autism Spectrum Disorder, details about the disorder, including symptoms and treatment, information about the diagnostic process, and reasons why this diagnosis has increased drastically in the past few years. However, there are a few limitations to the studies and discussions mentioned in this paper, including some of the sample sizes and the nuance of this issue. Since the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder has only recently and drastically increased, it is essential to note that there is not much research currently published surrounding this topic, including why this may be happening. Thus, the following analysis is based on what can be said about the increase in the diagnosis of autism and can change in future research.
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