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Clinical Review

Diagnosis of autism

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7413.488 (Published 28 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:488

Banner headlines v Articles

The proud banner line on the BMJ this week says that early diagnosis
of Autism may influence outcome.
I was unable to find any evidence within the article to support this
assertion. There is plenty about various forms of management but no hard
science to assess outcomes.
Should the article be left to stand and the cover be returned with
reviewer's comments?

Competing interests:  
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

02 September 2003
Jeremy R Luke
GP
Broadfield Health Cente, Crawley, RH11 9YZ