Autism

A Little History of Autism

Dec 15, 2021 — Melinda Winograd

TLDR: Autism and ADD/ADHD were only first recognized about 100 years ago. Generally, mental health and psychiatry is about the same age. That’s only 3 generations from first observation to what we currently know. There’s buttloads left to categorize and even more to develop in terms of assistance and treatment. So what we know is limited and what we don’t know is vast.