Michael Savage Says He Was Taken Out of Context
Well, as I tried to explain in the post I tried to leave through Jott, Michael Savage was trying to say that his comments about autism were taken out of context - that he merely meant to say that there's a tremendous amount of overdiagnosis of autism going on.
He seems to be saying that autism is being overdiagnosed for the same reasons ADD and ADHD are being overdiagnosed - in order to give the drug companies the opportunity to push their wares on kids as young as 4.
Interesting idea - but I was unaware that the first-line therapy for autism was drugs.
Now, I suppose there may be other lines of business that are improved by diagnosing more and more children with autism.
Actually, at this point, I suppose I need to get educated.
Yes, I'm one of those types quick to label my own father as having a scorching case of Asperger's, and myself with something even milder.
However - fill me in -
If you have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, particularly in the last few years, what symptoms got your child's physician thinking along those lines, and what course of treatment had your child's physician recommended?
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