Autism is a set of psychological behaviors often characterized by an emphasis on routine and repetition, fixed behavioral patterns, and impaired social interaction. There are many levels of severity in autism, which is why doctors view it as a spectrum rather than a fixed set of symptoms. Read on to learn more.
A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain.
Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.
Insufficiency in protein escorter ASTN2 causes receptors to accumulate on cell surfaces, disrupting communication between neurons, a new mouse study shows.
While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause considerable social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASD often have issues with social, emotional, and communication skills. They might repeat certain behaviors and might not be comfortable with change occurring in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things. There is currently no cure for ASD. However, research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development.Subscribe to Neurodevelopmental Disorders feed