An update on the major findings on the biology of ASDs and advances in diagnostic and interventional strategies. ©RagonImages/Shutterstock
Asperger Disorder: Gone But Not Forgotten
Although Asperger disorder is now included as part of the overall autism spectrum disorder, some say Pandora’s box has been opened.
The Myth of Autism and Exceptional Intellect
Math capabilities of children with autism may be on par with those of typically developing children, but not so with language.
Environmental Toxicants and Autism Spectrum Disorder
On the association between symptoms of autism spectrum disorder with environmental toxin exposure.
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Psychiatry: Update on Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations
What are the most effective assessment practices for ASD during the developmental stages of early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and adulthood?
Autism, Pregnancy, and SSRIs: When the Media Distorts the Facts
Setting the record straight on the burgeoning field of reproductive psychiatry.
Severe Mental Illness on the Decline in Youngsters--An 'Unexpected' Finding
Rates of severe mental illness in children and adolescents have dropped 16% since 1996, according to a new study. The lead author explains possible reasons for this surprising finding and concludes: "We're moving in the right direction!"
New Research in the Genetics of Autism
An expert discusses the clinical, biological, and genetic components of de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders.
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