U.S. autism rate surges, CDC reports

Washington Post By David Brown, Published: March 29, 2014

Autism 30% higher than 2 yrs ago

The number of U.S. children reported with autism has surged to one in
68 from one in 88 in just two yrs., reported by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson, Coleen Boyle, director of the
CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental
Disabilities, is 100% correct: “growing numbers could reflect both
better identification of children with autism spectrum disorders and a
growing number of intelligent children with autism.”

Interestingly, when similar increases in ADHD were reported, many
mistakenly blamed drug companies for encouraging over- diagnosis or
to deny that ADHD existed. It is important to also stress that severe
and mild autism may have different origins, albeit a common
denominator.

About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York
University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of
the Levinson Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York.
He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author.

For more information, call 1(800) 334-7323 or
visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com

Source
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/03/27/u-s-autism-rate-surges-cdcreports/

About Dr. Harold Levinson
About Harold Levinson, M.D. Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800) 334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com

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