Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.
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.
A pruning protein reshapes neurons, culture should be a consideration in trials of autism treatments, and another U.S. state adds autism to the list of indications for medical cannabis.
In people with fragile X syndrome, autism is often accompanied by seizures, trouble falling or staying asleep and anxiety.
Four large studies published since May arrive at various conclusions about whether exposure to antidepressants in the womb ups autism risk.
A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.
To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.
Researchers in Oregon edit human embryos, prenatal antidepressants may play a role in autism risk, and gut microbiota are associated with early cognition.
Watch the complete replay of Julie Lounds Taylor discussing the transition to adulthood in autism.