Autism spectrum heterogeneity: fact or artifact?

@article{Mottron2020AutismSH,
  title={Autism spectrum heterogeneity: fact or artifact?},
  author={Laurent Mottron and Danilo Bzdok},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2020},
  volume={25},
  pages={3178 - 3185}
}
The current diagnostic practices are linked to a 20-fold increase in the reported prevalence of ASD over the last 30 years. Fragmenting the autism phenotype into dimensional “autistic traits” results in the alleged recognition of autism-like symptoms in any psychiatric or neurodevelopemental condition and in individuals decreasingly distant from the typical population, and prematurely dismisses the relevance of a diagnostic threshold. Non-specific socio-communicative and repetitive DSM 5… 

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