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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders: Frequently Asked by Diane Yapko

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That difference has essentially remained the same with the 1994 DSM-IV report of a four to five times higher rate of Autism in males than in females. As classification labels blur and more studies are conducted, the rates may not be as high as initially or currently reported, although males do continue to significantly outnumber females. When females are diagnosed with Autism, they are typically more severely affected and exhibit more severe mental retardation. Rett Syndrome affects primarily females for reasons that are not clear.

However, the subtler or less severe the characteristics, the harder it is to make a diagnosis at a young age. ASD is not just diagnosed during childhood. In fact, many adults are now being diagnosed as ASD: people for whom no such category label existed when they were growing up. These individuals may have previously been labeled mentally retarded, learning disabled, attention deficit disordered, emotionally disturbed or just odd or eccentric. Adults seeking a diagnosis will need to rely upon historical records and reports to help make the diagnosis since the criterion for the diagnosis is an age of onset prior to the age of three.

Chromosome 7 continues to be prominently implicated in the research but the extent to which it will be documented as a cause of Autism has yet to be discovered. See questions 24, 25 and 26 for further discussion about ASD and genetics. There are several medical conditions such as Fragile X, William’s Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis and others, which can manifest as ASD. Any condition that affects the central neurological system’s development is a potential cause of ASD. This includes pre-natal (before birth), peri-natal (during the birth process), and post-natal (after birth) events.

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