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The Increase in Autism Prevalence

By Dr. Sebastian Lundström


Dr. Sebastian Lundström discusses whether there is an increase in the prevalence of autism, concluding that "we can confidently state that the increase in the number of autism diagnoses that we have seen over the last decade can be explained through societal changes rather than an increase in underlying biological/environmental factors."

Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre (GNC) was founded in September 2010. Its aim is to significantly increase the number of PhDs, dissertations, post-doctoral positions and senior researchers within research areas such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder (ODD/CD), anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders, intellectual developmental disorder, communication disorders, dyslexia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and other ESSENCE (Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations).

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