Autism and schizophrenia share a long and tangled history. Comparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each.
Poor social skills are a risk factor for the development of social anxiety, but the reverse — anxiety foreshadowing social problems — is not necessarily true.
The reasons some people with autism don’t make eye contact may differ between childhood and adulthood.
Women with autism value friendships as much as their neurotypical peers do, but they often have difficulty forming and maintaining them.
Watch the complete replay of Geoff Bird’s webinar on the similarities and differences between autism and alexithymia.
About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.
Autism researchers reflect on the unusual episodes that spawned significant scientific projects.
People with autism — and their family members — are susceptible to powerful placebo effects. Some researchers are using the problem to better understand this mystifying phenomenon.
Parent, partner and professional — the need to fulfill all of these roles at once complicates Vanessa Bal’s life.