Report: US autism rates reach new height
Troubling new numbers
- Duration 3:09
- Date Apr 1, 2012
Troubling new numbers
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Jerry about -- -- this in this week's new news on that some really troubling numbers they say the number of cases here in the US at the highest rate ever recorded.
According to this report one.
In every 88 children has autism or some type of related autistic disorder doctor -- what is the -- of this and how alarming should -- shall we be at this.
Eric is actually huge controversy -- the -- there's someone explain that to the Centers for Disease Control saying we've doubled.
Our incidence of autism in the last five years to one out of 88 kids took over a million kids.
And everyone would agree and the American academy of pediatrics says get these kids get every kid screened before the age of two years all because.
We're not diagnosing them until four years old and then there's a lot of interventions you could do that would be helpful.
But I -- tell you about the other side of this is also some recent studies that look like or over diagnosing autism.
It looks like about 50% of cases -- I really haven't.
We have a huge criteria for -- you know and we need to tighten that up.
We need to focus on things like language social interaction.
I content there's one thing but you -- could have like contact problems for something like being shy it may not be autism.
They may grow out of the problem so why I'm almost of two minds on this I want there to be a lot of attention to it.
I want kids to get intervention services.
But I don't wanna see this thing over diagnose because once you have that it could be used to what about the and a hard to -- -- and that was that -- -- -- well -- -- -- that's a great point -- we we -- think that there may be something that women are exposed to during pregnancy may be something in the environment there's something -- going on maybe the medications they take.
New studies are coming out on this but the vaccine issue has been debunked it's been studied up and started is not an issue.
Look I I actually think this is a good thing I'm taking a whole different angle -- mark which he explains very eloquently but.
I think autism.
Deserves to get more attention receipt -- -- BC cancer and other things now this is really bring it to the forefront.
So it's a good thing that CDC's actually pay attention to this big numbers.
I wouldn't pay too much attention to it they're looking at only fourteen states that's on America -- -- -- survey also broadening the definition of autism so a lot of his -- behavior patterns.
And and I would not really make a big deal out of this but the actual definition of autism didn't newer development which is the results in that you permit enough language.
Behavior social -- you want to make sure you catch this -- patient -- kids early on.
Before the age of Warner to repair these screening and there -- the inter inter it's eruption.
And helping them is extremely important in their -- and -- -- there was one great thing I just want to emphasize here which is the American Psychiatric Association may very well be tightening -- definition going forward which will help us all to figure out who actually has -- us but more money needs to be a mess of them -- he -- -- that -- either finding absolutely going down not up uniquely qualified teachers family is it to be involved and -- -- 100% right -- morning and research needs to go into this.
I -- when you catch primarily as I said the result is excellent rate chat with you pediatrician of course the people who do work with autistic kids are perhaps go off to them for shore well.