Experts warn the world may be losing its mental faculties as the epidemic of autism rises.
“The world has become so detached from reality that we are losing our ability to cope with the fact that this is a crisis,” said Dr. John Coughlin, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and director of the Centre for Autism Research.
“This is a real epidemic and we’re losing our capacity to communicate with each other.”
This is a serious concern.
There’s no question that autism is a significant public health problem.
But what’s really going on here?
It is very difficult to separate what is happening in the mental health field from the broader global pandemic, said Dr Coughlins colleague, Dr. David Siegel.
“We’re in a state of crisis in the autism field.
We’re not dealing with a crisis of our own,” he said.
There’s been a dramatic increase in diagnoses of autism over the past year, from about 1 in 20 in 2012 to nearly 1 in 1,000 in 2016. “
And we’re going to continue to lose people who have autism to the general population.”
There’s been a dramatic increase in diagnoses of autism over the past year, from about 1 in 20 in 2012 to nearly 1 in 1,000 in 2016.
“That’s a massive increase,” said Siegel, who is also the director of research for the Autism Speaks network, which tracks autism diagnoses and the linkages between autism and other conditions.
Autism has a variety of symptoms, including social, repetitive, and repetitive behaviors.
It is the most common developmental disability in children and adolescents.
The number of children and teens diagnosed with autism has doubled in the past decade, and the rate is rising.
The epidemic of depression and anxiety has also exploded in recent years, as have the rate of suicide.
Experts say we’ve got a very serious pandemic on our hands.
But are we really losing our mental faculties?
The answer is yes.
The rise of autism is an outgrowth of what Dr Cufflin calls a “new epidemic” that is driving a new class of psychiatric disorders.
The term “new psychiatric disorder” is a catch-all term to describe a wide range of conditions, including mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia.
“All of those new disorders are very similar in the ways that they interact with each others symptoms, and that’s a problem,” said Coughlyn.
“So we’re trying to understand what’s driving the emergence of these new psychiatric disorders, and we don’t really know.”
Autism is a disorder of social interaction and social cognition.
It’s characterized by a tendency to act impulsively and be social in ways that are out of proportion to their needs.
For example, a child who has autism may act out of fear or out of anxiety because the situation is stressful, and this can lead to aggression.
Autism is also characterized by poor social skills, and a lack of social support.
The disorder is also linked to social isolation and isolation from other people.
It can also be related to a lack in communication and a limited ability to learn new social skills.
Autism symptoms are often diagnosed when a child is younger than 2, when the disorder is first discovered and the symptoms are less severe.
However, it can also occur later in life.
Children with autism have higher rates of ADHD, anxiety disorders, attention problems, and obsessive-compulsive disorders than children without autism.
In the early years of the epidemic, researchers noted that people with autism tend to be more socially withdrawn and less interested in social interactions, while those without autism have more interest and social skills compared to people who are autistic.
These symptoms are sometimes thought to be a direct result of autism itself, but they may also be a result of the brain changing to accommodate the way autism works.
“It’s an amazing fact that we’re now seeing an increase in the number of people with mental illness as well as in the rate,” said James Rea, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health.
“A lot of it is really down to the environment we live in, but it also has to do with the socialization environment, the amount of isolation in the home, and then the lack of understanding that our parents and the doctors are talking to us.”
Many people are now turning to alternative ways of coping with the symptoms.
Autism Speak has been advocating for parents to take steps to prevent their children from being exposed to the conditions and their mental health conditions.
“For those parents who are struggling, it’s really important to get in touch with your doctor and talk about this,” said Rea.
“Because if you’re in denial and you’re not understanding, it is very likely that your child is going to experience these things.”
A study published in April 2017 found that about 50% of autistic children who were not on medication reported that their parents were more attentive to them.
But, even though autism