Autism and post-traumatic stress disorder share many traits, but the connection between them was largely overlooked until now.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Many drugs for fragile X syndrome have failed in large clinical trials, but candidates that target new aspects of the condition may fare better.
A new behavioral test in zebrafish may help researchers zero in on the biology of social interactions.
Nearly half of American children with autism aged 10 to 17 are overweight or obese.
Looking at the brain as a whole suggests that nudging flawed sets of neurons to collaborate better might alleviate autism traits.
Difficulties with social communication appear to wane as toddlers with autism mature into young adults, perhaps due in large part to improvements in language ability.
Many autism researchers express satisfaction with the similarities between the ICD-11 and the DSM-5. But some have raised concerns about ways in which the two diagnostic manuals appear to diverge.