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Overcoming Autism Brings New Conditions

Most children who overcome autism will later develop related psychiatric conditions, research has found. The study found that a new condition had at some point been diagnosed for 92 per cent of children in the study. The new conditions included attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Professor Mukaddes: “We have to follow this group [...]

Compulsions, anxiety replace autism in some children

Most children who lose their autism diagnosis develop related psychiatric conditions, according to a new study1. The findings suggest that doctors should continue to monitor children once diagnosed with autism. An estimated 9 percent of children with autism achieve a so-called ‘optimal outcome.’ But nearly all of these children years later develop related conditions such as obsessive-compulsive [...]