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Autism and diagnostic substitution: evidence from a study of adults with a history of developmental language disorder

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Rates of diagnosis of autism have risen since 1980, raising the question of whether some children who previously had other diagnoses are now being diagnosed with autism. We applied contemporary diagnostic criteria for autism to adults with a history of developmental language disorder, to discover whether diagnostic substitution has taken place. A total of 38 adults (aged 15-31 y; 31 males, seven females) who had participated in studies of developmental language disorder during childhood were ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
5
Pages:
341–345
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-8749
ISSN:
0012-1622
URN:
uuid:ac470711-52da-4fc1-a354-e536a8796ba4
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ora:4905

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