Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Signs & Symptoms

The CDC estimates that one in every 110 U.S. children have an ASD. Learn more about how to recognize signs and symptoms with this slideshow.

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ASD Risk on Offspring With Prenatal Use of Medication Affecting Neurotransmitter System

ASD Risk on Offspring With Prenatal Use of Medication Affecting Neurotransmitter System

Investigators sought to determine the association between prenatal exposure of medications affecting the neurotransmitter system and the risk for autism spectrum disorders.

Sensory Responsiveness in Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sensory Responsiveness in Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Investigators aimed to characterize patterns of sensory responsiveness in high-risk children aged 12 to 24 months with and without autism spectrum disorder.

Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism

Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism

Stress related to social stigma may contribute to why people with autism experience more mental health problems than the general population.

New Blood Test Identifies Metabolic Subtypes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Blood Test Identifies Metabolic Subtypes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

NeuroPointDX announced the availability of the NPDX AA test, the first objective blood test that identifies metabolic subtypes associated with ASD in children as young as 18 months old.

Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism

Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism

Children with ASD have increased odds of overweight/obesity compared with general population controls after adjustment for child co-occurring conditions.

Does Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Increase Autism Risk in Offspring?

Does Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Increase Autism Risk in Offspring?

Currently, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends pregnant women receive the Tdap vaccination to prevent pertussis infection.

Prenatal Insecticide Exposure in Mother May Be Linked to Risk for Autism in Children

Prenatal Insecticide Exposure in Mother May Be Linked to Risk for Autism in Children

Levels of p,p'-DDE were higher in mothers of children with autism than in mothers of children in the control group.

Symptom Trajectories Vary According to Language Development in Autism

Symptom Trajectories Vary According to Language Development in Autism

Understanding the course of autism symptoms over a period of years could help clinicians diagnose cases after early childhood.

Risk for Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Risk for Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is associated with increased risk for depression in young adulthood.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Associated With Autism in Mothers and Children

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Associated With Autism in Mothers and Children

The strong association between PCOS and autism raises the question of whether early treatments or surveillance might be considered for one condition given the presence of the other.

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