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.
Bumetanide seems effective for improving symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children.
Among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is markedly heritable, with probandwise concordance of 96 percent, but there is variation in the severity of symptomatology above the diagnostic threshold.
The researchers found that adults with ASD showed significant impairments in both objective and subjective measures of sleep compared with controls.