Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the Univers
Some of the inherited variants implicated in autism also increase the odds of other conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (A
Autism may stem from a different — and larger — set of genetic mutations in women than it does in men, according to a new study.
The many genes missing in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior, a new mouse study suggests.
The hemispheres in autistic people’s brains are more symmetrical than those of their typical peers, according to the largest imaging study to explore this relationship.
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) carry rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism, an analysis of thousands of sequences suggests.
Adults with autism are more than twice as likely as neurotypical people to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a new study suggests.
Blood vessels in the brains of more than half of autistic people have an unusually large number of immune cells called T cells, according to an analysis of postmortem tissue.
At least one in three autistic children has significant movement difficulties, according to a study of more than 2,000 children.
Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of data from 27 clinical trials.
A tiny chunk of the brain’s emotion enter, the amygdala, is enlarged in some autistic children; the larger this piece, the more anxious and depressed the child is likely to be.
Playing games designed to hone the ability to intuit others’ thoughts and feelings increases activity in regions of the social brain.
Autistic children who lose words reach key milestones earlier than autistic children without language regression, according to a new study.
Nerve fiber tracts in the brains of autistic girls are more fragmented than those of typical girls.
A behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment (PRT) boosts the communication skills of autistic children with language delay better than do standard speech and autism therapies, a small st