Changes to the DSM-5’s diagnostic criteria for autism were meant to add clarity, but they also generated new questions.
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The growth differences vary between autistic boys and girls and are most apparent among children with prominent social difficulties.
Almost 60 percent of autistic people may have an average or above-average intelligence quotient, according to a new longitudinal study.
Less than 1 percent of young children in northern Vietnam have autism, but this prevalence is higher than in previous reports.
The network of researchers keeping tabs on autism prevalence in U.S. children plans to follow up with some of those children in adolescence.
A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.
From a form of childhood schizophrenia to a spectrum of conditions, the characterization of autism in diagnostic manuals has a complicated history.
The strict definition of autism in the latest version of the diagnostic manual is antithetical to the idea that autism comes in a wide variety of forms.