Tag: DSM-5

Are too many children autistic?

Are too many children autistic?

Like other physicians and families of people with autism, I puzzle over the increased number of children and adults diagnosed with autism. And most all of us have theories about why we now believe 1 in 68 children have autism spectrum disorders. People point out that “when they were children” they never knew of anyone with autism.There … Continue reading Are too many children autistic?

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Why are we obsessed with OCD?

It seems that everyone is obsessive compulsive these days and sports a tee shirt or posts a social media message to prove it. We are obsessed with a variety of things most of them generally benign or even good- cooking, reading, sewing, running, dancing, decluttering, work- you name it and there seems to be an … Continue reading Why are we obsessed with OCD?