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BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Michael Fitzpatrick:

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The genetics and sociology of the autism spectrum
21 September 2009 - by Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
The early narrow definition of autism emerged out of the psychiatry of the pre-war years and became widely accepted in the post-war decades. While research revealed a substantial genetic contribution to autism, in the late twentieth century there was an upsurge in the diagnosis of autism, particularly among 'higher functioning' individuals, and the concept of the 'autistic spectrum' became established.... [Read More]