Study Finds that a Subset of Children with Autism may be Misdiagnosed

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disororders
Date Published: 
September 18, 2013

A study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute studied children with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who as a group have a prevalence of autism between 20 and 50 percent according to parent reports. This study found that these children may be getting misdiagnosed because the symptoms of the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, including social impairments, are very similar to symptoms of autism.