Maternal use of valproic acid during pregnancy may increase risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring.
A recent study aimed to assess the ability of classifiers to identify individuals with schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and typical development based on findings from magnetic resonance imaging.
Cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring by age 10 years.
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 with some disparities in screening.
Only 3 percent of patients with autism spectrum disorder report having received all recommended clinical genetic testing.
Sleep-onset problems in the first year of life may precede an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in children at higher risk for autism spectrum disorder.
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 ASD-like symptoms at age 2 years
The microbiota-gut-brain axis represents a bidirectional communication pathway through which the gut microbiota may influence the CNS.