Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The instruments clinicians use to diagnose depression in people with autism cannot capture its unique presentation in this group.
The latest manual of international disease codes is out, a franchise claims to have an autism cure, and two reports diverge on the validity of the social-motivation hypothesis.
Young people with autism have more psychiatric and medical conditions than do their typical peers or those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.
Children with autism are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medications earlier and for longer periods than are their typical peers.
Autism prevalence plateaued for the years 2014 to 2016, a review finds no evidence that herbal therapies for autism work, and a panel of four proteins in blood may distinguish children with autism.