- Nov 3, 2001
DerekH said:Some studies appear to show a rise in autism since the introduction of MMR. Other studies disagree.
I think a lot more people are diagnosed as having Asperger's these days simply because even the mildest cases are recognised now ( I read quite a few sites on it recently in the search for what might be wrong with my 16 year old son ). It might be possible that people who are diagnosed with Asperger's get classed as being autistic where they didn't used to or by people who want the figures to fit what they believe ?