Researchers are just beginning to learn what happens in the brains of autistic children during adolescence to explain their unique social, cognitive and emotional challenges.
Autistic children who have difficulty managing their emotions are also likely to take medication and need assistance from emergency responders.
Mutations that disrupt binding sites in RNA molecules may play a role in autism and a variety of psychiatric conditions, according to a new study.
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other plural personal pronouns differently than autistic boys do.
Autistic people are at an increased risk for intentional self-harm and death by suicide, but co-occurring psychiatric conditions may drive those behaviors.
Autistic people who have trouble identifying their emotions are also likely to have anxiety, depression and problems with social communication.
Autistic people vary widely in how they describe their quality of life. Anxiety and depression may account for that range more than traits of autism do.
Being bullied puts adolescents with autism at increased risk of suicide. Identifying and preventing bullying may help prevent suicides.
Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.