Time between pregnancies and autism linked

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07 Apr 2016, 11:56 pm

Short gap between pregnancies may increase autism risk

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Three of those studies also reported a significant link between long pregnancy spacing and autism, especially for two milder types, which were formerly called Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder


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08 Apr 2016, 5:59 am

I was born 2-5 years after my brother so it didn't work with me



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08 Apr 2016, 3:04 pm

I am the oldest so doesn't apply



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08 Apr 2016, 4:37 pm

http://www.asatonline.org/research-trea ... -children/
Discusses the issues/weaknesses of different research designs which speculate on recurrence rates. The claim is not new, though the evidence is patchy.

This large Danish study found little evidence for the pregnancy-spacing theory though it did find some other interesting suggestions:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23959427



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08 Apr 2016, 5:56 pm

I was born 11 years apart from my sister, so....