Developmental Disorders

Scientists have found that other disorders including intellectual disability can confuse the diagnosis of autism. This provides a possible explanation for at least some of the dramatic recent rise in… Read More
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need. But new research in mice suggests that a genetic abnormality associated with autism alters… Read More
The malfunction of neurotransmitter docking ports called NMDA receptors may contribute to schizophrenia in some cases. By chemically blocking these receptors – located on the surface of a class of… Read More
When children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be difficult to predict what that means for their future. Some will achieve high levels of independence in adulthood, but for… Read More
Communication problems in the brain that are associated with schizophrenia are present prior to diagnosis, according to a new study in which researchers examined neural connectivity in people with a… Read More