Depression is more than three times as common among adults with autism as it is in the general population.
Nearly half of American children with autism aged 10 to 17 are overweight or obese.
The protein missing in fragile X syndrome, FMRP, facilitates the production of hundreds of unusually large proteins, some of which are linked to autism.
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is unlikely to raise the risk of having a child with autism.
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a new study.
The brain’s immune cells, called microglia, function differently in male and female rodents. In people, a similar phenomenon may make male brains more vulnerable to autism.
How many cell types does the brain contain? Two new mouse studies bring scientists closer to the answer.
Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.