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Clinical Review

Diagnosis of autism

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 28 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:488

Pakistan: Public Awareness of Autism

A very well written piece on Autism. Here in Pakistan, the term
'autism' is not much heard of by the general population, there is no data
on the prevalence of Autism in Pakistan. So most cases fall pray to
shamans and religous healers. There is a strong need to educate the
general public of this disorder and update the medical curricula too.

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02 September 2003
Yousaf Jalil
House Officer
Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan.