Originally Posted by Floridafan
So you're saying we are not seeing mass amounts of alzheimers and autism now? I must be missing something. Maybe its my mind!
It's certainly diagnosed more because we know more about the conditions. But you can't really compare the actual numbers because we haven't been accurately diagnosing it for very long. How many diagnosis of "Madness" from a couple hundred years ago would be diagnosed as alzheimers today? How many Autistic kids were put into institutions 100 years ago for being "Crazy" or even "Possessed"?