The epidemiology and global burden of autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Baxter2015TheEA,
  title={The epidemiology and global burden of autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Amanda J. Baxter and Traolach Brugha and Holly E. Erskine and Roman W Scheurer and Theo Vos and James G Scott},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          601-13
        }
}
BACKGROUND Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are persistent disabling neurodevelopmental disorders clinically evident from early childhood. For the first time, the burden of ASDs has been estimated for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010). The aims of this study were to develop global and regional prevalence models and estimate the global burden of disease of ASDs. METHOD A systematic review was conducted for epidemiological data (prevalence, incidence, remission and mortality… CONTINUE READING

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