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Why is there so many #autisms around these days? A thread exploring the high rates of diagnosis.

CW - may have some jokes in. Maybe even sarcasm. /1
Current official estimates for the prevalence of #autism on the UK are around 1 in 60 to 1 in 100 depending on who you listen to. However, given that we *know* that many individuals go undiagnosed (especially women) the rates are likely to be much higher, maybe even 1 in 30. /2
Incidence rates over time show a clear upward trajectory - here's the USA over the 11 years 1996-2007. Naturally many people see this and panic, assuming #autism is somehow on the increase, or more 'catching'. /3
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