Autism in context 1: classification, counting and causes

Williams, Katrina, Woolfenden, Susan, Roberts, Jacqueline, Rodger, Sylvia, Bartak, Lawrence and Prior, Margot (2014) Autism in context 1: classification, counting and causes. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50 5: 335-340. doi:10.1111/jpc.12451


Author Williams, Katrina
Woolfenden, Susan
Roberts, Jacqueline
Rodger, Sylvia
Bartak, Lawrence
Prior, Margot
Title Autism in context 1: classification, counting and causes
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
1440-1754
Publication date 2014-05-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12451
Open Access Status
Volume 50
Issue 5
Start page 335
End page 340
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This review paper describes our current perspective of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), taking into account past, current and future classification systems and the evolving definitions of ASD. International prevalence rates from 1965 to 2012 are presented and key issues, including whether there is an epidemic of autism and what this means in terms of thinking about possible causes of autism, are discussed. Also discussed is the need for high quality national data collection in Australia and the evidence, and lack of evidence, for the many theoretical causes of ASD. The lack of robust classification of autism along with limited high quality evidence base about its prevalence and possible causes leaves ample space for future discoveries.
Keyword Behavioural
Developmental
International child health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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