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ERIC Number: EJ837229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Epidemic of Autism: One Professional View from a Parent
Marcum, Keith
Exceptional Parent, v39 n4 p34 Apr 2009
Although neurological anomalies seem to be on the rise, this author wonders if the disorder known as autism is truly a genuine epidemic. Marcum explains why a better way of labelling might be more helpful. He contends that autism is not a "disease," but rather a syndrome--a collection of symptoms. To label all brain disorders or developmental conditions as autism does not get to the root of the syndrome--the underlying diseases or disorders that are causing these symptoms. Diagnosis of these separate and distinct diseases or disorders would allow for more effective treatment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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