Children with autism are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medications earlier and for longer periods than are their typical peers.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
In people with fragile X syndrome, autism is often accompanied by seizures, trouble falling or staying asleep and anxiety.
People with autism who have a mood disorder or sleep problems are more likely to be admitted to inpatient psychiatric units than those who do not have one of these other conditions.
Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions.
Many children with autism who take antipsychotic medications do not receive behavioral therapy.
Young adults with autism face many new expectations and challenges — with none of the support that is available during high school.
Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.
Our infographic displays efforts to develop treatments for fragile X syndrome. So far, none of them have passed muster in clinical trials.
Only a small fraction of women who battle infections during pregnancy have children with autism, suggesting that some infections are riskier than others.
Finding a difference between people with and without autism is only the first step toward identifying a clinically useful marker of the condition.