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Health roundup: Under new criteria, autism diagnoses could fall
Orange County Register

The number of children estimated to have autism spectrum disorder could drop under the guidelines of the influential guide published by the American Psychiatric Association, says a new federal study. Under the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 11.3 people per 1,000 would have been diagnosed as falling somewhere on the spectrum; under the new fifth edition, DSM-5, only 10 people per 1,000 would be diagnosed, according to an analysis by the National Center on Birth…