Despite being common and often comorbid neurodevelopmental disorders, the study found robust yet subtle differences across age groups and the disorders in terms of cortical and subcortical brain structures.
A majority of toddlers are being screened for autism spectrum disorder during primary care visits.
The researchers concluded that the correlation between interregional cortical thinning during maturation and expression patterns of genes associated with multiple psychiatric disorders suggested a common molecular process.
At 16 weeks, both CBT treatments significantly reduced accommodation frequency more than standard treatment, with no significant differences between the CBT treatments.
Sleep-onset problems in the first year of life may precede an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in children at higher risk for ASD.
A single infusion of cord blood does not improve socialization skills or reduce autism symptoms among children with autism spectrum disorder.
Only 3 percent of patients with autism spectrum disorder report having received all recommended clinical genetic testing.
Both cognitive behavioral therapy conditions achieved a higher rate of positive treatment response than the treatment as usual condition.
Greater autistic social traits in childhood could be a risk factor for the development of disordered eating in adolescence.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder has been increasing over the past few decades and depending on the region, it is estimated to occur in 1% to 2% of children.