Everyone knows that Autism has been a controversial topic in the entire world for the past 10 years, and even more in Canada since it has been becoming more and more broad as to what classifies a child to have autism spectrum disorder in Canada.
There were numerous psychiatrists who have been studying the topic now and stated that just 30 years ago, in the early 1980’s, people need to have a very strong difference in social and motor skills, as well as numerous individual characteristics of personality to be diagnosed with autism.
Now the system has gotten “weak”, and you only have to some slightly diminished levels of the different factors that are common with autism for a diagnosis. Unfortunately, this has led officials and the researchers to the fact that there may be many misdiagnosed cases of autism in Canada alone.
In the United States, where this issue has already started to be countered against, autism used to be 0.5 percent of the population back in the 1960s to more than 2 percent of the population to this date. In Quebec, the number diagnosed that 1 in every 66 children are diagnosed with the disorder, making autism diagnosis almost two percent of the population as well.
While it’s possible that there has been an increase, it’s also been proven that autism may also misdiagnosed for other issues, and then treated wrongly, which is very unfortunate for the child because there is just now a label on whatever their issue is, even if it’s not the right one.