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Autism: A Disease of the Rich? – Freakonomics Blog

The higher rates of diagnosed autism among the wealthy has long been thought to be a result of higher rates of diagnosis (or “diagnostic ascertainment bias”) – i.e., wealthier families having better access to those who diagnose autism.  However, a new paper argues that the disease itself might actually be more common at the higher end of the income spectrum.

via Autism: A Disease of the Rich? – Freakonomics Blog – NYTimes.com.

The Freakonomics author is always willing to be controversial. What do you think of his take on this study? Also interesting to read the comments below.

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  1. July 19, 2010 |