Raphael Bernier and James Mancini describe the similarities and differences between autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
We asked three distinguished autism researchers to reflect on their first studies in the field.
Children with social communication disorder have the same features as children with autism; they just have fewer of the features.
Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.
Standard screening tools translated into Hindi and Bengali reliably distinguish Indian children with autism from their unaffected peers.
About 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientists from the organization reported Thursday.
Most of the children who would lose their autism diagnosis under the diagnostic criteria released last year will fall under the new category of social (pragmatic) communication disorder, reports a large study of Korean children. The study was published last week in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
About one in five children who appeared to have autism in 2006 and 2008 would lose that classification with the diagnostic criteria for autism released last year, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.
Children who meet the criteria for both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have more severe behavioral problems than do children with either disorder alone, according to three studies published in the past few months.