Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Genetic Condition Often Misdiagnosed as Autism

Up to 50% of children with a genetic disorder unrelated to autism are mistakenly diagnosed with the developmental disorder, and that can lead to inappropriate treatments that can worsen their condition.About one in 2000 people are diagnosed with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which can lead to developmental delays, social awkwardness and anxiety, among other symptoms. Because those symptoms overlap with some of the hallmark signs of autism, researchers say that anywhere from 20% to 50% of children with 22q, as the condition is called, are misdiagnosed with autism.

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  1. Thanks for the informative article. There are few well-known Special Educator For Autism in Kolkata who provide Autism Treatment in Kolkata. Looking forward to more informative articles from you.

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