孤独症一代

圣迭戈——

不久前,孤独症还还属于罕见病例,每2000—5000名儿童中只有一人会患该病。但随着DSM IV(在全世界广为使用的精神病诊断手册)1994年出版以来,情况发生了很大的变化。很快,孤独症发生率就暴涨到一百分之一。最近,在韩国的一项大型研究中,这一数字进一步上升到了1/38,也就是说,总人口的3%都被贴上了孤独症标签。孤独症大爆发原因何在?我们将何去何从?

面对瘟疫,人们的本能反应是恐慌。如今,父母亲已成为惊弓之鸟,只要孩子说话交际稍迟就会疑神疑鬼。还未生育的夫妻纷纷决定不再要孩子。孤独症孩子的父母亲满怀悲伤,急切盼望找出病因。

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