With Support, Community Doctors Could Detect Adults with Autism

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Can community-based mental health facilities diagnose autism in adults? With many adults remaining undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, Judith S. Miller, PhD, MS, Clinical Training Director of the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), set out to see whether community doctors could be trained to assess and diagnose autism in their patients. The results show that while community-based autism diagnosis can be tricky, it is possible and doctors are eager to learn more about how to diagnose and treat autism in adults. 

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