has science explained it? how the heck does it go up 50%?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Dec. 19, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by MaKettle87 at 9:38 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by ronjwake at 9:48 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by AnnaMac at 9:49 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Wow, there are some very ignorant women on her. OP to answer your question the reason that is seems to be on the rise is because more people are aware of the symptoms and are getting the help that they need or that their child needs. More and more adults are also getting diagnosed now too. Sometimes these adults were labeled as something else as children but with more information and research, they are able to get the correct diagnosis. All of this makes the numbers go up.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
AnnaMac, I have to disagree with you on that. My son is in the process of being diagnosed with Aspergers. We have been in the process for 5 months now and we were told it could take up to 2 years to get an official diagnosis. The doctor's want to rule out any other possibilities first.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Like I said there are real cases and there are good Dr's. But just because your Dr is good doesn't mean they are all good. I have personally seen it. Walk into a Dr's office. Dr looks at the kid and says, "He has autism". No testing. No specialist. Just a perscription for Adderall. It does happen, probably more than anyone realizes. More testing isn't always ordered for the kids who have bad health insurance.
Answer by AnnaMac at 10:01 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by AnnaMac at 10:09 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:14 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Dec. 19, 2009
Next question overall
Is my kid strange? Is this normal or is something wrong?