Timing of increased autistic disorder cumulative incidence.

  title={Timing of increased autistic disorder cumulative incidence.},
  author={Michael K. McDonald and John F. Paul},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={44 6},
Autistic disorder (AD) is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder typically identified in early childhood. Both genetic and environmental factors are implicated in its etiology. The number of individuals identified as having autism has increased dramatically in recent years, but whether some proportion of this increase is real is unknown. If real, susceptible populations may have exposure to controllable exogenous stressors. Using literature AD data from long-term (approximately 10-year) studies… CONTINUE READING