About one in three autistic people in the United Kingdom is prescribed drugs designed to alter brain function.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy is unlikely to raise the risk of having a child with autism.
Boosting the levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social — and brings new hope to a shelved theory in autism.
A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.
Epilepsy in infancy and the use of prescription medications during pregnancy are the strongest of 29 known risk factors for autism in a child.
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.
We waded through the sea of autism studies published in 2017 and spotted several themes.