Three distinct categories of traits best characterize autism, according to a study of more than 6,000 children.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Children who contract serious infections may have an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with autism.
Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at an increased risk of having autism. The reverse is also true.
Three distinct categories of traits best characterize autism, according to a study of more than 6,000 children1. Children with autism or other conditions fall on a spectrum of ability in each of these categories — problems with social interactions, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors, the results suggest. And autistic children tend to be at one […]
The cerebellum, a brain region primarily associated with movement, may mediate the pleasure that comes from socializing.
Consuming Lactobacillus reuteri, a gut microbe found in yogurt and breast milk, may enhance social interactions in three mouse models of autism.
The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.