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15-Minute Test For Autism - Possible Implications

Wayne

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15-Minute Test For Autism - Possible Implications for ME/CFS ?

Hi All,

I just saw this on the news tonight and thought I'd pass it along. At first glance, I would think it could be applicable to those with ME/CFS. The link below will take you to a 2 1/2 minute video clip.

Regards, Wayne
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Aug 10, 2010

British scientists have revealed details of a new test which could diagnose autism in children in just 15 minutes. The new technique uses a form of brain scan and in trials on adults has already proved to be 90% accurate. Kitty Logan reports.

The 15-Minute Test For Autism
 

Wayne

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What brain abnormalities is the test picking it up? The BBC article at least didn't specify.

Apparently the abnormalities are so tiny that it takes a computer to detect them. I also don't recall just what exactly these abnormalities are.

This reminds me of the SPECT scans that were being done on CFS patients way back in the 80's. I believe they were picking up some tell-tale signs of CFS (some kind white spots if I remember correctly). I always wondered why this didn't become a standard diagnostic procedure for those with PWCs. I'm thinking that with this new test for autism, it may pave the way for looking for brain abnormalities in CFS patients.

Wayne
 

coxy

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speech and language, behavioural problems and one other which i've forgotten
 
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