Researchers find variation in clinical diagnosis of autism

11/7/2011 | Reuters

The set of skills and behaviors used for evaluating children with an autism spectrum disorder varied among clinics, a study in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry found. After examining the diagnostic tests conducted by 12 research clinics in North America on an estimated 2,100 children between ages 4 years and 18 years with an autism spectrum disorder, researchers found similar test scores but varying proportions of diagnoses.

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