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Shared Risk Factors in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders
The aggregation of psychiatric diagnoses in individual psychiatric patients, ie, the presence of multiple disorders in one individual, is a curious and sometimes disturbing observation in psychiatry.
Caution Advised for Valproate Use During Pregnancy Due to Autism Link
In a new study, researchers found an absolute risk of 4.42% of valproate use during pregnancy with autism spectrum disorder and an absolute risk of 2.50% for childhood autism.
Slideshow: Developmental Psychopathology Comes of Age
Traumatic brain injury, criminal responsibility, traumatic stress, and autism spectrum/neurodevelopmental disorders slideshow
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A recently published NIH study of 112 children suggested that some children might possibly outgrow autism.
Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
This article aims to provide the general psychiatric community with an update on the major findings on the biology of ASDs as well as the advances in diagnostic and interventional strategies.
APA Rebuts Study on Autism
Autism: The DSM-5 Neurodevelopmental Disorders Work Group questions the validity of a study by James McPartland and colleagues.
Research Points to Shared Environmental Factors for Autism and ASD
Three twin studies published between 1977 and 1995, which provided the main body of knowledge on heritability of autism, showed a concordance rate of 72% for a total of 36 monozygotic pairs and a concordance rate of 0% for 30 dizygotic pairs.
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