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.
Greater screen exposure and less interactive play between caregivers and children early in life is associated with autism spectrum disorder-like symptoms at age 2 years.
A new online survey appears to be a feasible and acceptable method for assessing patient- and parent-reported outcomes and quality of life for people with autism across the life span.
Children receiving ADHD medication were older, had a higher prevalence of autism, and had more comorbid conditions than children not receiving medication.
Healthcare utilization and expenditures on psychiatric and somatic disorders at 18 years were significantly higher in patients with a childhood diagnosis of ADHD for most outcomes.
Working memory is impaired in schizophrenia, and epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation may contribute to illness risk.
A new guideline from AAN offers recommendations on the use of behavioral, nutraceutical, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for improving sleep disorders in children with ASD.
Mothers with autism face unique challenges, and the stigma of being autistic can further exacerbate communication issues.
Among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys.