A Big Oops for Major Journal

 ADHD in the News 2017-02-16

Did the rate of autism diagnoses increase 400% between 2007 and 2011? No, they did not. But you might not agree with me if you read this article, appearing early Monday in the journal Pediatrics...The lifetime prevalence of ASD rose almost 400%. This is an error. How this error occurred should be a lesson to all of us who read papers like this to guide our practice.