Analyzing five sleep-related factors reveals associations between sleep troubles in autistic children and problem behaviors during the day.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic children who have behavioral problems tend to have an enlarged right amygdala, and in girls the size is associated with the severity of certain behaviors.
Autistic mothers report having more anxiety and depression than neurotypical mothers do.
Adults with autism vary enormously in their quality of life, and two factors may explain most of this variation.
Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors constitute one of two criteria that define autism in the diagnostic manual for psychiatry.
The branch of the nervous system that regulates subconscious bodily processes such as breathing and digestion may play a key role in autism.
People with autism are at increased odds of having other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and depression, but the links can be counterintuitive.
The many genes implicated in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior.
A shortage of CUL3, a leading autism gene, may impair social behavior in mice by ramping up protein production in neurons.