Treatable Conditions May Affect Autism Diagnosis

Professor Loveland discusses treatable conditions that usually accompany autism.
1:04 | 01/20/12

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I think that autism and autism spectrum disorders are life long conditions. However. How easy it is to detect them may change depending on other aspects of the child's development. Co occurring diagnoses. Definitely affect whether a child gets diagnosed with autism and one man. Frequently if -- child has -- current conditions that can be identified such as ADHD. Or a language disability. Or -- it. Developmental levels at certain age. Those things can diagnostic -- overshadow. Autistic disorder. That may prevent a child from getting the correct diagnosis. Until later -- Actually it's not just that they have autism. It's that they have -- hasn't plus these things. Therefore as we see a child get older. These other treatable conditions should be paid attention to and treated in -- to enhance their quality of life.

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