Autism

Did you know that 1-in-68 children are diagnosed as ‘on the spectrum’ of ASD?

Autism, more commonly referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by clinicians and families, is a biological condition that limits a child’s ability to develop social relationships and communicate. As a result, children often have significant problems in learning and experience many behavioral difficulties. The condition is usually life-long, although overall outcome is improving.

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Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., Professor and Director of Psychiatric Genonomics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
July 05, 2012
A new study published online in the Archives of General Psychiatry on July 2 found that a family history of schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder is a risk...
James Frederick Leckman, MD, Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics and of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
James F. Leckman, M.D.
May 25, 2012
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, James F. Leckman, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Yale University Child Study Center, is one of...
Fred Volkmar, M.D.,Yale University
Fred Volkmar, M.D.
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 One of the key factors in autism is visual focus. From the time of birth, normal babies are drawn to look at faces, and...
Daniel H. Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. of UCLA School of Medicine
Dr. Daniel H. Geschwind
April 06, 2012
Three independent research teams recently reported that for the first time, specific gene mutations known as 'De novo mutations' are risk factors for autism....
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Massachusetts
Dr. Schahram Akbarian
January 16, 2012
In people with autism spectrum disorders, nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex and other brain regions show subtle defects. Rare genetic mutations account for...

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