Rowland D. A need to redefine autism. J Neurol Neurophysiol. 2020;11(1):001-004: https://www.iomcworld.org/open-access/a-need-to-redefine-autism.pdf
ABSTRACT: The apparent 400% increase in reported cases of autism over the last eight years is largely due to misdiagnoses caused by changing criteria. Phenotype diagnosing has been abandoned in favor of ticking off subjective symptoms on a checklist with minimal understanding of cause and effect. Dissimilar conditions are now being included under a broad ASD umbrella category. This article explains the neurophysiological cause of autism, redefines autism in terms of this unique cause, and provides differential diagnostic criteria plus a litmus test that enables you to know for certain if someone suspected of being autistic has been correctly diagnosed.