China Daily News reports today from Qingdao, Shandong – autism is ranked No 1 among mental disorders in China, according to a presentation on Nov 4 at the International Autism Research Collaboration Development Conference in Shanghai. The data include only diagnoses in hospitals and research centers, so the actual number may be much higher, experts warned. The report is detailed and we recommend you click the link and read it all to get a good picture of what is going on in one of the most populous nations in the world.
Families struggle to cope with autistic children – 21 November 2011 – By He Na (China Daily)
“Autism has a strong link to genetic abnormalities. That is generally accepted,” said Kuang Guifang, director of the psychology department at Qingdao Children’s Hospital. “Birth defects, environmental causes such as heavy metals and pesticides, and childhood vaccines also are…
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