Beware diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder based on stereotypical behaviour
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Beware diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder based on stereotypical behaviour

Dave Atkinson Independent consultant nurse

Relying too much on observations of stereotypical and repetitive behaviours in people with learning disabilities may be associated with overdiagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study.

Learning Disability Practice. 23, 1, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp.23.1.11.s9

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