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To Screen or Not to Screen? The Debate on Autism Diagnosis

To Screen or Not to Screen? The Debate on Autism Diagnosis

Could a proposal by an expert panel undermine years of progress made in the identification and intervention of autism?

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Gender Plays a Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder Recurrence Among Siblings

Gender Plays a Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder Recurrence Among Siblings

Although the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is known to be more common among males than among females in the general population, information on sex-specific recurrence patterns is lacking.

Autism Risk Reduced With Maternal Multivitamin Use

Autism Risk Reduced With Maternal Multivitamin Use

Lower odds of ASD with intellectual disability were seen in the maternal multivitamin use group with or without additional iron or folic acid.

Melatonin Effective for Children With Autism and Insomnia

Melatonin Effective for Children With Autism and Insomnia

The treatment was effective in patients with autism with or without comorbid ADHD or neurogenetic disorders.

Art Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Guidelines

Art Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Guidelines

Investigators have developed guidelines to follow for the use of art therapy in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Antidepressants and Pregnancy: Evaluating Risk of Autism

Antidepressants and Pregnancy: Evaluating Risk of Autism

Antidepressant use before conception was associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders compared with antidepressant use during pregnancy.

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Not Backed by Solid Evidence

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Not Backed by Solid Evidence

All of the studies were small, including anywhere from 12 to 92 children, and they typically lasted less than 6 months.

Early Autism Intervention Beneficial in At-Risk Kids

Early Autism Intervention Beneficial in At-Risk Kids

Infants at risk for autism do better if therapists train parents to communicate more effectively.

FDA: Beware of Purported Autism Cures, Treatments

FDA: Beware of Purported Autism Cures, Treatments

The FDA has warned and/or taken action against a number of companies that have made improper claims about the intended use of their products to treat or cure autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Sex-Based Cortical Thickness

Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Sex-Based Cortical Thickness

Female participants with phenotypic male neuroanatomical features had an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder.

Early Autism Diagnosis Continues to Face Roadblocks

Early Autism Diagnosis Continues to Face Roadblocks

Despite increased awareness, barriers to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder still persist.

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