Autism spectrum disorder reversed
There is more scientific evidence that shows that children can outgrow their diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The Journal of Child Neurology published data about children who were diagnosed between 2003 and 2013 that outgrew the condition.
Lisa Shulman, professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, says it is difficult to know whether or not children outgrow their autism diagnosis because of natural progression or early intervention. Thus, some medical practitioners have misdiagnosed children.
Furthermore, autism rates have risen plenty in the last 20 years. 1 out of 59 children in the US are diagnosed with autism by age 8. Besides, that is a difference of 150% from the year 2000.
Indeed other conditions affect the diagnosis. For example, children who might show anxiety or another condition also exhibit signs of autism without truly being autistic. Moreover, medical practitioners usually observe changes over a period of 2 years after an initial diagnosis.
In addition, Deborah Fein, professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, says that there must be a biological difference between those children that grow out of their autism diagnosis and those that do not.
Finally, stem cell therapy treats autism given the inflammation impacting the spinal cord as happens with multiple sclerosis. Although it does not appear connected, there is scientific evidence to prove this treatment brings positive outcomes to children with autism.