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Inside Scoop From the Autism Anchors: The attention deficit-autism overlap

14 February 2018

Our autism anchors, Raphael Bernier and James Mancini, describe the similarities and differences between autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Social problems are at the core of autism. These also accompany ADHD, but they arise for different reasons. Early treatment is helpful for both conditions. But drug treatments aimed at core features exist only for ADHD.

From science to the community and back again, you can count on getting the inside scoop in digestible quantities with a smile from the autism anchors.