Why the Increase in Autism

Video Summary

Dr. Joseph Buxbaum discussed three main reasons why the prevalence of autism is rising. He also clarifies that although there has been an increase in the prevalence of autism, the incidence, or number of children born each year with autism, has likely not increased.

"Many years ago autism was very narrowly defined to what we now call strict autism; but nowadays we include kids who may be even mainstreamed who may get an autism diagnosis."
— Joseph Buxbaum, PhD


    • Autism-General Information
    • Prevalence of autism
    • Incidence of autism
    • Increase in autism

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