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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.
Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Drawbacks and benefits of using saliva for epigenetic studies

Drawbacks and benefits of using saliva for epigenetic studies

Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy

Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy

Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism risk

Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism risk

Children with autism have gastrointestinal and immune system deregulation, research finds

Children with autism have gastrointestinal and immune system deregulation, research finds

Every parent needs to know fundamental red flags for autism

Every parent needs to know fundamental red flags for autism

PCOS linked to increased risk of mental health disorders

PCOS linked to increased risk of mental health disorders

Researchers discover how intestinal bacteria can influence blood glucose and lipid concentrations

Researchers discover how intestinal bacteria can influence blood glucose and lipid concentrations

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Legacy of social and political factors may be responsible for vaccine hesitancy

Legacy of social and political factors may be responsible for vaccine hesitancy

Scientists develop new drug for treating skin lesions in rare intractable disease

Scientists develop new drug for treating skin lesions in rare intractable disease

Study reveals differences in the brains of children with fragile X syndrome

Study reveals differences in the brains of children with fragile X syndrome

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Smart Cells releases first sample of cord blood to treat autism and parents' guide to ASD

Smart Cells releases first sample of cord blood to treat autism and parents' guide to ASD

Study reveals how interneurons emerge and diversify in the brain

Study reveals how interneurons emerge and diversify in the brain

Monkeys' brain synchrony influenced by proximity and social status, research suggests

Monkeys' brain synchrony influenced by proximity and social status, research suggests

Children with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxiety

Children with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxiety

Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disorders

Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disorders

Scientists discover abnormal brain networks in children with autism

Scientists discover abnormal brain networks in children with autism

Praising people with autism shows promise for producing more exercise

Praising people with autism shows promise for producing more exercise