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Anthropology
Course
ANTC68H3
Professor
Bryce
Semester
Winter

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ANTC68 WINTER 2013 Week # 11: Is there really an autism epidemic? By Lilienfeld & Arkowitz  One in 166 is the proportion of children who suffer from autism  Autism is a severe disorder that first appears in infancy and is characterized with problems with language, social bonding and some are mute o Engage in highly stereotyped and repetitive activities, and aversion to change o Most are male o 2/3 are mentally retarded  Why the increase? o Antibiotics, viruses, allergies, enhanced opportunities for parents with mild autistic traits to meet and mate - speculative o Vaccines?  MMR contain thimerosal, a preservative that contains mercury that parents say causes autism – 12 of 13 authors of one study stating this conclusion have retracted their earlier claims   More Autism or Different Labeling o Changes in diagnostic criteria could also account for increasing autism cases o One diagnosis substituted for another  Changing Criteria o Vaccines may be an explanation in search of a phenomenon o Changes in
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