Psychiatric problems in adults lead to autistic kids

Posted by gminks in community building | Leave a comment

A study found that having a schizophrenic parent or a mother with psychiatric problems roughly doubled a child’s risk of being autistic.

OK, so is it possible that the adults who had these problems and then had autistic kids were just misdiagnosed as well? Maybe this just proves autism is genetic.

The article I linked to specifically says: “The association between a child’s autism and mental illness in the parent was strongest with schizophrenia”.

For the record, my ex-husband was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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